What was meant
to be a two-day trip back home has resulted in a nightmare journey for 38
Malawian nationals who have been stranded for over a month after their bus
broke down on the East Rand.
The owner of the
bus, believed to be a Durban resident, has gone to ground and is refusing to
answer his phone.
driver fled following the breakdown of the vehicle in Benoni last month.
was forced to deliver twins on the side of Tom Jones Road earlier this week -
they pair were fittingly named Tom and Jones.
It's a desperate
situation for the 38 Malawian nationals who have been sleeping in this bus for
over a month.
R52,000 to hire the bus and a further R30,000 of their own money to try and fix
it, the passengers say they don't know what else to do.
Department Of Social Development has since arrived to assess their dilemma, and
has pledged to assist them with shelter and food.
will also set up a task team to help them get home.
Labels: 38 Malawians stranded, living in broken bus for over a month