Bus strike follows World Cup match

The manager of Johannesburg’s new rapid bus service says a

drivers’ strike after a World Cup match has affected hundreds of

fans.

Jackie Huntley is the chief executive of the management company,

and says up to 1,000 fans who should have been bused from Soccer

City stadium after Monday’s Netherlands-Denmark game were instead

put on trains.

Huntley says drivers were protesting because they believe their

shifts were changed without proper notice – a charge she

rejects.

Sometimes violent protests slowed implementation of the bus

system last year. Private business owners who operate commuter

fleets complain it will ruin their business.

Stadium security workers in Cape Town and Durban also went on

strike Monday.