Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula has been begged to extend the Inter- provincial travels after gazetting that Inter-Provincial vehicles are permitted to complete their journey even after declared curfew times.
Mbalula officially announced that following complaints by inter-Provincial travelers who were stopped on their journeys at roadblocks because they were travelling after curfew hours.
"Inter-provincial travel buses, taxis and private vehicles are permitted and may continue to complete their journey even during the declared curfew times," he said.
Mbalula reiterates that Inter-Provincial travel is allowed by government from 1-7 May as announced to help people get back to their places of work and their residences.
"Inter-Provincial travel is permitted from the 1st to the 7th of May for those who want to to travel back to their places of work and were trapped at places that weren't their homes before lockdown," said Mbalula.
The public however, feels that the dates gazetted for Inter-Provincial travel should be extended and have called on the Transport Minister to look into the matter so that those who have been struggling to get back to their places due to several reasons can do so.
These were some of their concerns:
"There are many people that stay in Mpumalanga but work GP. Many of them use taxis and putco bus to go to work. How are they gonna go to work after the 7th?
"Commuters are paying double the amount of transport fee than before the lock down. Can u please address this robbery Minister''
"Can u please clarify minister even after 07th... They must carry on operating"
"Minister I have to go to Lesotho and bury my grandmother. I can't get help even with her death certificate. I'm told there's nothing they can do to help me with that.. Can you please look in that and tell us how can we arrange for funerals outside SA borders"
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