After getting stuck on a train to Pretoria, President Ramaphosa got cornered by commuters protesting passenger rail services in Cape Town.
The five workers who were arrested and charged for public violence appeared in Cape Town magistrate’s court on Thursday.
MyCiti bus project workers have been on an unprotected strike since the 15th of October to demand insourcing and equal pay for equal work.
The striking workers are adamant that they will continue with the strike for insourcing that started in October.
Government officials used a transport imbizo held in Khayelitsha at the weekend to shift responsibility for catching the culprits of train arson to communities.
The striking by MyCiti project workers have been on strike for two weeks and there has been no negotiation with the outsourced companies or the City of Cape Town yet.
The City of Cape Town says it will seek a court interdict against the “violent, EFF-led” striking workers.
The wildcat strike by workers under the MyCiti project in Cape Town is not resolved and will continue into a third day.
Prasa has committed to dealing with poor rail services after being pressured by a coalition of civil society organisations under the #UniteBehind hashtag.
Recent bus fare increases by Golden Arrow Bus Services in Cape Town add to the burdens that workers and their families are expected to carry.
PRASA in the Western Cape has announced that it has put its regional head on special leave . This coincides with the reopening of Cape Town’s busiest train route that was suspended for 6 weeks.
Cape Town’s busiest train route, the central line has been reopened after 6 weeks of suspension following the shooting murder of a security guard at Chris Hani station in Khayelitsha.