Taxi Strike Cape Town: Buses torched, mayhem on the roads

The Cape Town taxi strike has caused complete mayhem on all the major highways, as protesters forced buses off the roads and intimidated passengers.

This is according to EWN Reporter Kevin Brandt who says those participating in the process do not want other modes of public transport on the roads.

Taxi's went all out, either trying to stop the flow of traffic or forcing other modes of transport like buses to get to the side of the road and forcing some of the commuters to disembark and find alternative forms of transport.

Kevin Brandt, EWN Reporter

Read: Taxi Strike: Golden arrow bus torched in Delft, several stoned

They did not want any of the buses or other taxis to operate within the various Cape Town communities.

Kevin Brandt, EWN Reporter

Brandt spoke to an affected commuter who desperately needs to get her child to a hospital. She was supposed to take her child to the hospital this morning for tests but is stranded due to the strike.

My child was supposed to be there before 10, but now I'm here. I don't even have money for an Uber. I'm stranded.

Stranded commuter

Read: Taxi strike damaging to the Western Cape economy Brandt says that this morning some taxi bosses engaged with Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works to share their grievances. Brandt says these areas of concern include the impounding of their vehicles, and the leadership of the South African Taxi Associations.

Listen to the full report below:


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