Roads blocked as Vereeniging taxi strike causes traffic gridlock

It is understood that taxi drivers and operators are unhappy about the delay in upgrading taxi ranks in the area.

Taxis block roads in Vereeniging in protest action on 20 March 2019. Picture: EWN Traffic/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Several roads in Vereeniging have been blocked off to traffic due to a taxi strike.

It is understood that taxi drivers and operators are unhappy about the delay in upgrading taxi ranks in the area.

A motorist says that the whole area is on lockdown.

"I'm trying to get to business and none of the businesses seem to be open. They have a WhatsApp group saying that they are closed today."