Tshwane authorities monitoring roads hit by taxi strike

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) says that drivers are slowly making their way from Soshanguve to Marabastad where they are set to gather.

Tshwane authorities monitor a taxi strike at the old Putco depot in Marabastad on 8 November 2017. Picture: Pelane Phakgadi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities in Tshwane are currently attending to several roads which have been affected by striking taxi drivers.

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) says that drivers are slowly making their way from Soshanguve to Marabastad where they are set to gather.

They are calling for the scrapping of traffic fines amongst other issues.

The TMPD’s Isaac Mahamba says: “Fifty taxis are travelling from Soshanguve on Mabopane highway. They’re travelling slowly on that road but we as TMPD and other law enforcement agencies, we’re redirecting the traffic and it’s flowing.”

There are also reports of taxis in Johannesburg already blocking traffic in Soweto in solidarity.

One motorist says that taxis in Johannesburg are also taking part.

“This taxi strike is very widespread, the whole of Dobsonville and obviously Johannesburg, it’s going to be massively affected.”