South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is calling for swift action from authorities after two Autopax drivers were shot at in Ixopo last night. The two Translux drivers were headed to Johannesburg from the Eastern Cape in separate buses with each carrying 56 passengers when they were shot at. One driver died immediately.
The bus he was driving came to a stop when it hit a barrier. The second driver was able to control the vehicle and engage the hand brake before collapsing. He was taken to hospital and is currently in ICU. Workers at the state-owned company have embarked on a work stoppage citing safety concerns and are calling for the ministers of transport and police to come and address them.