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, chief executive of the management company, 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.

Protests – some violent – slowed implementation of the bus

system last year. Private commuter service operators complain it

will ruin their business.

Stadium security workers in Cape Town and Durban also went on

strike Monday.