Taxi strike as a result of Transport Minister not heeding concerns - NTA
The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) says political figures should show an interest in the transformation of the taxi industry.
The organisation suggets a strike scheduled in Tshwane on Wednesday could have been avoided.
Taxi drivers are striking over issues related to permits, traffic fines as well as issues of transformation.
Spokesperson , Theo Malele says the Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi failed to commit to a follow up meeting with the association.
We had planned to have this activity on the 16th of October and the ministry advised us not to do that, as we were getting ready for the 19th the minister sat down with us and appreciated that he wants to work with us to find a solution to the challenges besieging the industry.Theo Malele, spokesperson at the National Taxi Alliance
He had undertaken to call us withing 7 days and he failed to do that.Theo Malele, spokesperson at the National Taxi Alliance
The point I want to make is the Minister of Transport has failed us.Theo Malele, spokesperson at the National Taxi Alliance
Images have been circulated on social media of protesters blocking roads.
Malele says there are no plans to interrupt traffic and has warned against this.
In such events there are those who will sneak in and take advantage of the situation and for that we call on law enforcement agencies to do their jobs and step in.Theo Malele, spokesperson at the National Taxi Alliance
Roads are a shared space, there are people who need to go about their economic activity. They have a right as much as we have a right, we have impressed that upon our members.Theo Malele, spokesperson at the National Taxi Alliance
Meanwhile Member of Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport for the City of Tshwane, Sheila Lynn Senkubuge says some of the city's bus services have been delayed.
We have all our buses running, there a number of delays because transport is moving slowly. Pretoria North 36 and 37, as well as Eastland 15 and 23 due to some drivers nit being able to report for duty, we are encountering some delays.Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, MMC for Roads and Transport at City of Tshwane
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