Gaborone Commuters Suffer As Transporters Strike

source: Mmegi
By Isaiah Morewagae
Staff Writer

There was disruption of public transport on Friday when taxi and combi operators in Gaborone downed their tools to protest the recent reduction in fares.

Many commuters in the city were stranded at bus stops and had to walk to work, school and other destinations.

Some commuters claimed combi drivers blocked private motorists from giving them lifts. The situation was made worse by the fact that the operators did not give notice about the boycott.

Kgomotso Sebolao, who resides in Mogoditshane but works in the Main Mall, was close to tears after a struggle to get to work. “I woke up normally but things changed when I saw a group of people walking past the bus stop,” Sebolao said. She started hitchhiking but private car owners were reluctant to give [continue reading]



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