Lesufi urges Tshwane taxi drivers to consider year-end exams ahead of strike

Taxi drivers in the capital are expected to strike on Wednesday over issues related to permits and traffic fines.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Payaza Lesufi. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged those who intend to take part in a taxi strike in Tshwane to consider the impact on school children who are writing their final exams.

Taxi drivers in the capital are expected to strike on Wednesday over issues related to permits and traffic fines.

The provincial Education Department has asked parents to take the necessary precautions and make alternative arrangements to get their children to school safely.

Lesufi says a strike strategy programme has been sent to principals throughout the province.

“We don’t oppose people’s rights to mobilise, but we always caution them to not do it during matric exams or something that affects the running of education. This type of thing causes children to be more worried about a strike than the content of their exam papers.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)