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Bus strike caused gridlock in the city of Tshwane

Pretoria streets were gridlock on Monday morning as city bus drivers who belong to the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) blocked all routes leading into the city.

Bus drivers are demanding an 18% salary increase but it appears that what angered them was reports that the former city manager Moeketsi Mosola received a R7-million golden handshake.

City of Tshwane officials claimed that the protesters stole the buses which were used to barricade the roads and they will be taking action against those involved.

MMC for Roads and Transport, Shela Lynn Senkubuge told EWN the drivers had parked the buses across the roads and removed the keys to prevent them from being moved.

MMC Richard Moheta said they will continue to demand 18% backdated to July 2017 as if there is money for senior manager, then equally there is money for the workers.