Urban rail services provider Metrorail has suspended its operations in Gauteng and the City of Johannesburg's Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system has suspended operations amid ongoing violent protests.
"This is owing to the chaotic scenes [protests] that are witnessed in Johannesburg and now spilling over and affecting its operational areas.
"Suspending the train service is not only in Metrorail’s interest, but also in the interest of safety of all its critical assets, namely loyal customers and employees who deserve a safe and secure operational environment," Metrorail says.
News24 has reported that bus services in KwaZulu-Natal have also been suspended amid violent protests.
The violence erupted in KwaZulu-Natal last week following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma and the protests have since spread to Johannesburg.