Jammie drivers honoured

06 October 2008

Saluted: John Critien (back) with VC Dr Max Price and Yahgya Smith, Jammie Shuttle's operations manager, thanked the drivers who helped victims of xenophobia.

Jammie Shuttle Services have rewarded bus drivers who showed "commitment and empathy" in helping the victims of recent xenophobic violence.

Drivers Cader May Field, Steven Manlane, Hammington Lekisi, Zwelebanzi Mooi, Mpitumzi Letile and Jean Petersen were issued with certificates of excellence and monetary rewards on 25 September, "a special way of saying thank you for your efforts", said John Critien, executive director of Property Services at UCT.

For three days they worked "tirelessly" to transport victims of xenophobia to police stations, community halls and churches. One driver worked 40 hours of overtime on one particular weekend. The group's contribution was part of broader efforts by UCT to help the displaced foreign nationals. Critien said although the drivers were paid for overtime, one had to acknowledge their efforts in a special way.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price also thanked the drivers and said the university was".

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