20°C / 22°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 1°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 11°C

Going nowhere! Metered taxi operators block parts of R24 highway

The morning rush has already been affected, with authorities saying traffic has come to a standstill.

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department are monitoring a go-slow by metered taxi drivers on R24 highway east. Picture: @crimeairnetwork

JOHANNESBURG – The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department are monitoring a go-slow by metered taxi drivers on the R24 highway east, heading to OR Tambo International Airport.

The morning rush has already been affected, with authorities saying traffic has come to a standstill.

Police officers are also on the scene.

EMPD’s Kobedi Mokheseng has called on motorists to use alternative routes.

“People who are on the N12 or R24 heading towards east they can proceed with the N12, pass the one going to the airport. Follow that route up to R21 which is the Rietfontein interchange, turn left into the R21, and proceed straight if they’re going to the OR Tambo International Airport.”

This man passed the scene, saying traffic has already been affected.

“Some of them were parking on the left-hand side, only one lane was opened. And Barbara exit again they did the same thing but other taxis were facing the opposite direction of the traffic.”

A driver who is part of the protest Sekwala Mashikinya says Uber is not suitable for South Africa.

“We need to get clarity. Today we’re prepared to die here. The police are usually shooting people who are demonstrating for their rights. So they must kill us for our own rights.”

A motorist affected says traffic has been severely affected.

“We are at the complete standstill, all the lanes are blocked and I have not been moving for about 10 minutes.”

LISTEN: Acsa explains how the protest is affecting travellers at OR Tambo International Airport.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus