March 30, 2015, Mayibuye Transport Corporation (MTC) added five new buses to their fleet at a cost of R9.5 million.
The investment is said to be part of an on-going effort to become “The Public Transporter of Choice”. MTC reported a challenging 2014/15 financial year given that most of the fleet is now older than 17 years. According the company, Mayibuye transports over 2.2 million passengers with just over 48 operating buses.
MTC’s Executive Manager for Engineering, Mr Zilindile Leni said; “What we are witnessing today is an attempt by the MTC with the support of the Department of Transport, to turn the situation around. These new technology vehicles will be maintained by a dynamic team of technicians who will undergo structured training. The delivery of the buses has once again revived hope among the community and staff that we can improve quality of life for the communities we serve”.
The handover of the new buses was done by representatives of Ronnie Motors to the MTC Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Madyibi.
Whilst MTC Board Chairman, Dr Mkosana, said; “In a period of a year, expect to see no less than 75 new buses coming, asidlali siyaqhuba.
“This is the beginning of serious things to happen. We have developed a new 5 year strategy, looking at servicing areas we have never serviced before.
“The people who are handling the buses should serve with a smile, the people who have chosen Mayibuye as their transporter of choice,” added Mkosana.