Western Cape to inspect all Roadlink buses

2012-06-07 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Each SA Roadlink bus in the Western Cape will be stopped on sight and both the vehicle and the driver’s documents will be checked.

Robin Carlisle, MEC for Transport in the Western Cape, announced this yesterday.

This follows the fifth accidient since March in which an SA Roadlink bus was involved. The most recent accident happened on Monday night at Estcourt.

The bus was allegedly driven using a forged permit, as was made public by a former employer of SA Roadlink André Smit, who smuggled examples of forged Gauteng permits from SA Roadlink’s offices.

Roadlink has denied Smit’s allegation, saying the permits were done in accordance with the Road Traffic Act.

But Carlisle decided to join forces with the Gauteng transport MEC, Ismail Vadi, to act against SA Roadlink.

Vadi on Friday laid a criminal charge against SA Roadlink. “I have in the past been accused that I target SA Roadlink. What this shows is that I do not target them enough,” Carlisle said.

Nolin Padayachee, spokesperson for SA Roadlink, said the company does not have a problem with its buses being stopped, even if it feels it is being unfairly targeted.

He said the Roadlink buses travelling between Cape Town and Johannesburg were all roadworthy and only two weeks old. He was also confident that all the paperwork will be found in order.

“The law can take its course, as long as there is no victimisation,” Padayachee said.

He added that SA Roadlink was preparing to meet Vadi later this week in an attempt to clear the air.

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