BRT running smoothly

The bus rapid transit (BRT) system, with beefed-up security, was running smoothly in Soweto on Thursday morning, police said.

“There is no problem,” said police spokesperson Inspector Kay Makhubela.

“The police are around the bus stops.”

He said the Rea Vaya coaches were busy transporting commuters at the start of the working day.

“The community are boarding the buses in numbers.”

Makhubela said police were monitoring the buses after a shooting incident on Tuesday night left two people wounded.

A police officer and a passenger were wounded after gunmen in a minibus taxi opened fire on the BRT bus they were travelling in.

The shooting has been widely condemned as an attempt to destabilise the project.

Makhubela said no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, but that police were following every lead.

He said the two wounded were recovering well.—Sapa

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