Taxi strike hit home

Pics By: Ulande Kgotlelelo Moloto

Article by: Ulande Kgotlelelo Moloto

A stranded morning to people using taxis; students and workers. Parents made necessary arrangement to get their grade 12 children to school as they are writing their year-end exams. The streets remained empty with no public transport except private vehicles.

Taxi members took it to the street of Pretoria in the Union Building. They gathered at Marabastad before marching to the CBD, they delivered a list of demands to the presidency, including calling for Transport Minister to be fired. The freeways affected are M2 next to Germiston, R21 next to Benoni and N14 passing Diepsloot.

Tebogo Sekome “the traffic took longer than I thought I’ve been here since 6am now it is 9am I am late for work and even feel sleepy. A few learners didn’t make it for their exams as they were stuck here.” he said

A teacher from Hulwazi Secondary school said to Ekurhuleni News “To all men and women who helped in taking the kids to school, we say thank you for your kindness, we need more people like you in our country.” More police officers were deployed to monitor the strike and violent was prevented.