Operation Phezu Kwabo Should Include Buses

15 October 2013    


The IFP believes that Operation Phezu Kwabo, conducted by the Kwazulu-Natal transport department, should be extended to include local and long distance buses.


IFP Spokesperson on Transport, MP Petros Sithole said "Local bus companies are using substandard buses, an example being the Uthungulu bus company. Teachers constantly fear for their lives as they use these buses to travel between Empangeni, Sobhuza and KwaMthethwa for work purposes"


Bus owners are turning a blind eye to the state of their buses and concerns from passengers are falling on deaf ears.


"People are dying every day and the provincial transport department must ensure that these un-roadworthy vehicles are removed from our roads and drunk drivers and any other traffic offenders are arrested. Real action to curb road carnage is impossible if there is no comprehensive strategy to deal with bus owners who care only for profit and not for the lives of their passengers" said Sithole


The IFP further calls on the provincial department to constantly have traffic officials on our roads in order to reduce the number of accidents throughout the year and not just during the festive season


Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995 


Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675