Santaco calls on commuters to empathise with its plight

The council is threatening a national shutdown in protest over the cost of quantum minibus taxis.

FILE: Taxi's blocking the entrance to the Midrand Gautrain station. Picture: Khumu Thema/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has appealed to commuters to empathise with the industry, saying that its demands will also benefit them.

The council is threatening a national shutdown in protest over the cost of Quantum minibus taxis.

They had a similar protest last month.

Santaco has now called on the Transport Department to give progress reports on concerns raised.

Spokesperson Thabisho Molelekwa says they don’t want to inconvenience commuters.

“Every strike becomes an inconvenience to road users. We are not going out there to become a problem. We are going out there to present our problems.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)