#UnrestSA: public transport services to resume as eThekwini municipality begins sweeping operations


  • Limited public transport services will resume in Durban on Friday.
  • Water and sanitation repairs are also underway as the city begins cleanup operations.
  • Garbage collection should resume next week according to the municipality of eThekwini.

The municipality of eThekwini plans to resume services on Friday after disruptions this week caused by unrest in the province.

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The municipality had suspended services due to protest actions in various parts of the city “which affected the safety and availability of employees,” she said in a statement.

From Friday, the municipal bus service will resume with limited service operating in areas considered low risk.

He added :

After consultation with bus operators, the municipality will reintroduce minimum services based on risk and safety assessments to ensure the safety of staff and passengers. Commuters are urged to keep in mind that fuel shortages, cleaning of areas, and staff availability could affect operations.

Taxi operators are also expected to resume their routes on Friday, while other services including garbage collection and water and sanitation services will also resume.

Garbage collection will begin next week, while repair of damaged water and sanitation infrastructure has already started.

Parks, recreation and cemetery services remain closed, with the exception of cremation and burial services, which will be handled by a reduced staff, the statement said.

The municipality, in collaboration with the inhabitants, also launched a search operation, removing debris in areas affected by the wave of looting.

The statement continued:

The municipality is encouraged by the dozens of residents and businesses who have come to help clean up parts of the city. The City calls on all residents to join in the efforts to clean up their neighborhoods in an Ubuntu spirit.


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