Johannesburg transport official quits

2013-02-18 07:33

Johannesburg - Rehana Moosajee, a member of the Johannesburg mayoral committee, has resigned, a statement from the mayor's office said on Sunday.

Moosajee was the MMC of transport in the City of Johannesburg.

Spokesperson for the mayor's office Fred Makoko said her resignation takes effect as from 1 March.

"Councillor Moosajee cited personal reasons for her resignation," said Makoko.

She was selected to serve as the transport MMC in 2006 when the portfolio was first introduced.

"Under her leadership the City embarked upon establishing Africa's first Bus Rapid Transport System - Reya Vaya; that is environmentally friendly and empowers communities and business people from previously disempowered communities," said Makoko.

"Under her leadership Johannesburg created a transport system which is the recipient of many awards across the globe [and] it transports approximately one million passengers a month, and is operated by among others local taxi drivers and owners."

Executive mayor Parks Tau thanked Moosajee for serving the city "with diligence and energy".

"She leaves the city with a viable transport system which she helped transform," he said.

Christine Walters has been appointed to take over Moosajee's position.

Walters previously served in the mayoral committee as MMC for community development as well as infrastructure and services.

  • kosmonooit - 2013-02-18 07:48

    Lets get real - it's a frigging mess, despite all the flashy cap-ex. No problem though, the 'contractors' have all cleaned up.

      gideon.walt - 2013-02-18 08:56

      She wants to come to the mother city, who can blame her!

  • mlungisi.kunene - 2013-02-18 07:59

    Premature exit!! she is aware of the blunder that system has got into...sheer failure

  • deon.dussing - 2013-02-18 08:22

    The busses aren't even running, the stations stand empty and are deteriorating by the day. I wish we would stop praising incompetence. I will however be great if the new leader can make it his priority to get it going!

  • eugene.trollip - 2013-02-18 08:24

    The Jhb transport system is a F#*#* up. It is impossible to drive a car in Jhb CBD due to these stupid bus lanes that prevent cars from changing lanes. Some of the bus stations are not even completed aling Empire road and Kingsway and have been like that for years. The Metro bus is a mess, buses are running late and you risk your life every time you get onto a bus. So bye bye, thanks for leaving.

  • NickvanGraan - 2013-02-18 08:33

    "Personal reasons"? yeah right!

  • perter.damingo - 2013-02-18 09:03

    Hopefully we ca now move the bus routes to designated small roads and re introduce the 4 lanes in the main roads and allow the traffic to flow Where have you eve seen you take a 4 lane main road and reduce it to 2 ....onlky in SA

  • boaz.yarmarkov - 2013-02-18 12:17

    Seems like the only people who think Reya Vaya is a success, are the people involved in this corrupt method to take more tax money from the payers. Let face it - if you drive past one of these stations in town or Soweto like I do daily, you will soon realise what a complete disaster & waste of money this whole project was - but at least its better then a 200 million castle for our king... I mean president.

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