Metrobus drivers to strike

2013-07-06 12:45

Metrobus drivers in Johannesburg will embark on a strike on Monday, the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has said.

Samwu chairman at Metrobus Phanuel Tshikovha said today the drivers were demanding that Metrobus acting managing director Lawrence Maqekoane be suspended pending an investigation into allegations levelled against him. “The strike will go on until we reach (a) positive agreement,” said Tshikovha.

The union wants Maqekoane to be investigated for allegedly violating company policies. They wanted him out of the office as he could manipulate the investigation.

Tshikovha said the union had five main allegations against Maqekoane.

“We ... have suspicions of corruption against him and we demand a forensic investigation immediately,” he said.

Samwu is also against a “behavioural assessment” Maqekoane introduced for recruitment. They claimed it had the potential for nepotism.

Maqekoane said he did not want to comment on the allegations as he had already responded to the union.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.