Fed up CIT van drivers' protests disrupt traffic across South Africa

Fed up CIT van drivers' protests disrupt traffic across South Africa

- Fed up cash-in-transit van drivers have decided to take action and demand that something be done to make their jobs more secure

- The protests by the safety officers and drivers are reportedly holding up traffic on the main roads

- The Federation of Unions of South Africa and the Motor Transport Workers Union support the protests 100%

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After weeks of fear South Africa's cash-in-transit companies have decided to take action.

The protests started at 09:30 am in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The participants will be heading to Beyers Naude Square to give in a memorandum to the Gauteng Community Safety Member of the Executive Council Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

Security officers have been fearing for their lives and feel it is time real action is taken to help keep them safe.

Early this morning cash in transit vans were on a go-slow on the N1 South approaching Allandale, as reported by the eNCA.

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This go-slow caused huge traffic delays on the N1.

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People have been sharing news on the protests on social media:

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The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) and the Motor Transport Workers Union’s (MTWU) are supporting cash-in-transit drivers.

The SBV Services Group has made a statement through their CEO Mark Barret. They stated that the industry is facing a severe crisis. The group is worried about the safety of the South African public as well as their employees.

The protests started at 8:00 am in Cape Town. The protesters started from Kaizergracht central and will also be handing in a memorandum.

Durban's protests started at 09:30 at Gugu Dlamini Park and the protesters headed down Yengwa Avenue and Somtseu Road to hand in their memorandum.

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier that there has been a cash-in-transit every day, on average in 2018. During the last 6 months the number of attacks was 159.

Since last year, the rate of cash-in-transit heists have more than doubled.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has been promising to take down the cash-in-transit heist criminals, but the officers felt he is taking too long.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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