National Taxi Alliance: Minister Maswanganyi could have prevented strike

The NTA’s Theo Malele says that its tried on numerous occasions to raise their grievances with Maswanganyi but have found no joy.

Minibus taxis blockade the N3 North approaching Alexandra during a protest on 8 November 2017. Picture: EWN Traffic

PRETORIA - The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has accused Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi of failing to deal with issues affecting the taxi industry.

Scores of drivers in Gauteng took their grievances to the streets on Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded.

They are demonstrating against.

The NTA’s Theo Malele says that its tried on numerous occasions to raise their grievances with Maswanganyi but have found no joy.

Malele says that Maswanganyi could have prevented today’s strike.

The taxi union has also apologised to pupils and students writing final exams today who were affected by the demonstration saying their intention wasn’t to disrupt traffic or cause havoc on the roads.

It’s called on police to arrest anyone who blocks roads in the alliance’s name.

The march on the union buildings and transport ministry is set to begin soon.