Fifteen road accidents in one week in Maputo
File photo / Stopping the Transmarítima's boats affected the Maputo Bay crossing
The recent strike of a little over 140 Transmarítima workers exacted a heavy toll on Catembe customers yesterday, with many for whom the boat is their only means of transport unable to cross to the other part of Maputo due to the strike until shortly before 12 o’clock.
The only passage available was in the smaller boats, which take at most 27 people.
We found one student who said she had to go to university early, but was delayed by the strike and missed some classes. Other users complained that they were harmed, too.
But while some wept, others profited, with ticket vendors on the smaller boats enjoying higher levels of revenue.
The Maputo-Catembe crossing started to return to normal at around 12 o’clock yesterday, when Transmarittima’s boats started to circulate again. Transmarítima has a fleet of five vessels, piloted by more than fifteen pilots, plus a further 141 workers.Source: O País
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