Soweto taxi op­er­a­tors on strike

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

TAXI com­muters in Soweto must make al­ter­na­tive trav­el­ling ar­range­ments to­day. Mem­bers of taxi as­so­ci­a­tions were due to march in the city cen­tre to hand in a mem­o­ran­dum to the City of Joburg mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the provin­cial de­part­ments of trans­port and com­mu­nity safety. Driv­ers were due to meet at Mary Fitzger­ald Square in New­town at 10am be­fore march­ing. Their con­cerns in­clude re­ceiv­ing e-toll bills even though pub­lic trans­port ser­vice providers are ex­empted from the fees, al­leged ha­rass­ment by traf­fic of­fi­cials and not hav­ing des­ig­nated lanes and drop-off zones. Nor­mal taxi op­er­a­tions are due to re­sume to­mor­row. – Non­to­beko Mt­shali

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