Gauteng metered tax drivers have blocked parts of the R24 Highway in both directions affecting traffic to various destinations, including OR Tambo International Airport.
Drivers say they do not want Uber taxis in South Africa.
Meter taxi guys blocking R21 to OR Tambo. Literally ran through the airport and just made my flight, unnaceptable. @Radio702— Melusi Moloi (@Juiz_07) March 10, 2017
Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) says it is negotiating with airline stakeholders to accommodate affected passengers.
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Acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, says the protest is illegal.
Phahlane says police have been mobilised to deal with the chaos.
It was envisaged that they are not only going to be around the airport area. They were going to be at the CBD, and around Sandton.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner