Tshwane taxi commuters urged to find alternative transport as strike hits

The National Taxi Alliance says it expects nothing less than 10,000 of its affiliates to join the march.

FILE: Taxi drivers during a strike in Gauteng. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Taxi commuters in Tshwane have been urged to make alternative transport arrangements on Wednesday morning as the National Taxi Alliance goes ahead with its mass march.

The alliance has confirmed the demonstration over permits and licencing issues.

The mass stay-away is expected to affect thousands of commuters in the capital.

The alliance says it expects nothing less than 10,000 of its affiliates to join in.

The metro has already issued a statement warning of the closure of certain routes in the capital amid examination time for institutions of basic and higher learning.

The taxi alliance says that it has had enough with what it has labelled disrespect to the taxi industry and now wants government to take it seriously.

Spokesperson Theo Malele says: “Leadership should change its attitude. Politicians should not behave as if they own people but should respect and listen to people that vote for them.”