08 July 2014
The Congress of South African Trade Union expressed
its shock and outrage at the fact that it cost R84 million of taxpayer’s money
to keep the Gautrain running.
Cosatu Spokesperson Patrick Craven said from the
outset the union has condemned the spending of such huge amounts on a transport
system that will only serve the rich, because it will be far too expensive for
the majority of commuters.
Craven said nobody can be able to predict when if ever
the Gautrain will become self-sustaining could mean that we will be paying the
“So it will reinforce our determination to campaign
for a transport system which is mainly geared at the majority of the poor
communities living the in the townships around the big cities who are currently
do not have good transport. We want a safe affordable and reliable transport
system for all the people of South
Africa and not just for the elite and
rich” Craven added.
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