Cape’s people with disabilities to stage a legal march to Mayor’s office

The disabled people of Cape Town under the Dial-A-Ride User Forum will be staging a march on Thursday to The Mayor of Cape Town office’s to lay complaints over lack of transport in the city.

The Dial-A-Ride User Forum represents the community of people with disabilities in making sure their rights are protected.

Shirlene Jonker, Spokesperson for Dial a Ride User Forum says their main concern is the reduction of amount of buses that transport people with disabilities.

She says they started with 44 buses and now they have been reduced to 20 and the demand is growing.

Listen to the full conversation below:

It is really unfortunate that we now have to mobilise ourselves and protest

Shirlene Jonker, Spokesperson for Dial a Ride User Forum

People are spending long hours on the buses, there are many people who are still on the waiting list for five years now and there is simply no improvements.

Shirlene Jonker, Spokesperson for Dial a Ride User Forum

Every time when a new tender takes over the rules and regulations change and it becomes unbearable for us

Shirlene Jonker, Spokesperson for Dial a Ride User Forum

Dial-a-Ride is a public transport service for people with disabilities who are unable to make use of the mainstream public transport due to the nature of their disability.

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