#TaxiStrike: Transport Minister a no-show as drivers hand over memorandum
Tshwane taxi drivers have gathered at the Transport Department in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum demanding the scraping of traffic fines and a taxi industry subsidy among other things.
Drivers affiliated to the National Taxi Alliance (NAT) staged a massive stay away Wednesday morning, causing traffic disruptions.
Eyewitness News reporter Pelana Phakgadi says while the department's spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi will receive the memorandum, Minister Joe Maswanganyi has not made an appearance.
The NAT has accused Maswanganyi of failing commit to a follow up meeting in October, to address resolve some of it's grievances.
Ishmael Mnisi is the spokesperson for the department. I haven't seen the minister however, he doesn't seem to be here to receive the memorandum.Pelane Phakgadi, EWN reporter
Meanwhile Tshwane Metro Police have confirmed two taxi drivers were arrested for allegedly assaulting a metro police officer during the demonstration.
In Cullinan there were some incidents whereby two taxi drivers assaulted our members. We will at a later stage reveal any other arrests.Isaac Mahamba, Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson
Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : #TaxiStrike: Transport Minister a no-show as drivers hand over memorandum
Public Enterprises Department acting director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi gives insight on how the agreement was reached.Read More
The police and the hospital are investigating the rape incident of a two-year-old while in a COVID-19 isolation area.Read More
Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the Zondo commission is taking a very long time and there is a little bit of inquiry fatigue.Read More
Clement Manyathela unpacks what he thinks will happen if former VBS CFO Phillip Truter testifies.Read More
CEO Ishmet Davidson says the pandemic has accelerated the pre-existing and long-term structural decline in print media.Read More
Clement Manyathela shines a spotlight on the difficulties faced by frontline workers during the pandemic.Read More
Gauteng General Practioners Collaboration member Dr Dan Israel gives basic steps on how people can deal with the virus.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews columnist Tom Eaton about his new book, "Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?"Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib Asset Management.Read More
Bruce Whitfield talks to amaBhungane investigative journalist Dewald van Rensburg, who extensively interviewed Matodzi.Read More