He jocularly took a poke at his predecessors, Dr Blade Nzimande, Dipuo Peters and Joe Maswanganyi, saying “Mbalula is here to work”.
“I will change these buses woes. I don’t know what my predecessors did, but that nonsense of commuters being abused stops with me,” he said.
About 60 buses were unveiled to replace the North West Bus Company, which operated in Hammanskraal, Mabopane and Atteridgeville.
The fleet unveiled at Saulsville Arena in Atteridgeville was procured from local bus companies. “It's all about uplifting the local economy. People here are fully capable of providing buses, which remain parked with no business,” he said.