19 September 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Government trying to assist embattled Thari Bus Services 

by: Rebaone Moeng   date: 08 june 2018

Communities around the Bojanala District Municipality who use Thari Bus Services for their daily transport have been advised to make alternative arrangements as temporary disruptions in the provision of the bus service is affecting them.

The bus company is currently facing internal challenges that have resulted in thousands of commuters being left stranded because these buses could not transport them to their different destinations. Some of these commuters use monthly bus tickets.

Thari Bus Services is a subsidized commuter transport operator, contracted by the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management in Bokone Bophirima, to ensure communities are transported in safe and reliable transport.

The department’s MEC, Dr Mokgantshang Mpho Motlhabane, has apologized for the inconvenience caused to commuters and assured them that the department is working towards a speedy solution.

“Officials from my department will be meeting with directors of Thari with the intention to bring back services.

“It is our duty as the department to ensure that our people are transported in a safe, secured and reliable transport on daily basis,” said Motlhabane, who appealed to commuters to use other means of transport while the department was engaging in intervention talks with Thari Bus Services.

The bus services have been disrupted since the beginning of this month and it’s not yet known when the issues would be resolved. 

Caption: Thari Bus Services is not operating because of internal challenges that government is trying to help resolve