The eThekwini Municipality’s Transport Authority has issued a stern warning to communities who throw stones at the City’s buses (Durban Transport).
There reportedly has been an increase in stone throwing incidents at buses.
ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY WARNS AGAINST STONE THROWING
Durban Transport has been faced with the dangerous behaviour conducted by young adults including school children in areas like uMlazi and Ntuzuma.
“In the past six months, about 82 buses had damaged windows caused by the stone throwing. The damage of Municipal property is a criminal offence and may lead to prosecution. The City urges parents and the public to assist in stopping this dangerous behaviour.”
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The Municipality also warned against the life-threatening consequences of riding on the rear bumper of a moving bus.
The public can report any incidents they witness to the police or to the uMlazi Depot on 031 906 2651, the Ntuzuma Depot on 031504 3421, or eThekwini Transport Authority on 082 268 4185.
SCOOTER INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS UNEMPLOYMENT
Meanwhile, the eThekwini Municipality launched the Scooter Empowerment Initiative to address youth unemployment in the City last week.
The initiative trains youth to drive scooters at no cost and facilitates their access to the market. The scooters are provided at a subsidised rate.
“We are delighted to launch this important initiative during Youth Month. So far, the programme has trained and facilitated access to the market for 200 young people who are currently working. In the next six months, the initiative anticipates increasing the number of beneficiaries to 500, ” Kaunda said.
The youth empowerment and development programme was reportedly implemented in partnership with Lularides, Uber Eats, Catalyx and Vodacom.
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