Roadlink in shambles again

2012-04-10 00:00

IRATE SA Roadlink users said they were given the run-around at the bus company’s Pietermaritzburg office in Burger Street yesterday.

A lot of the bus passangers had been bound for Pretoria and Johannesburg, and were supposed to be on the road at 12.05 pm.

“Some of us have been here for seven hours,” said Terri Noble, who was supposed to be at work in Johannesburg today.

“We haven’t been given any valid reasons as to why the bus is not here,” said Thokozani Zwane, who was supposed to be at work in Pretoria today at 7.30 am.

“There are very slim chances of that happening now,” he told The Witness at the offices at 9 pm.

“While we’re freezing in this office, the manager seems very relaxed as she keeps sitting in her car.”

Mbali Lembethe, who was travelling to Pretoria, said they had been given three different explanations.

“At first they told us the bus was delayed by two hours. Then we were told it had broken down and was being fixed. They then came back to us and told us that there were no buses coming from Durban.

“If you look around now, there is no one in the office,” she said.

Among the passangers was police officer Isaac Mncwabe, who was on his way to Pretoria to complete a detective’s course.

“I was told to go back home to Imbali as the bus would be late,” he told The Witness.

“I was then told to come back at 9 pm as that was when the alternate bus was supposed to leave,” he said.

“Right now, I don’t know when I am going to be in Pretoria.”

Attempting to get an explanation from the manager of the SA Roadlink office, The Witness was met with “no comment”. Numerous phone calls to the company’s spokesperson, Daniella Ebenezer, went unanswered.

• lunga.biyela@witness.co.za

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