READY FOR MASSIVE TAXI STRIKE IN TSHWANE

READY FOR MASSIVE TAXI STRIKE IN TSHWANE

PRETORIA – Taxi commuters and motorists should expect major disruptions to transport services and traffic on Wednesday morning as members of the National Taxi Alliance march through the Pretoria CBD.

Operations at Belle Ombre Taxi Rank in Pretoria not running as normal, this taxi driver says maybe it will return to normal after 2pm

The taxi industry is unhappy with government’s response to a variety of grievances, including the Integrated Public Transport Network or the Bus Rapid Transport system, operating licences, the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, public transport subsidies and provisions of the National Land Transport Act.

The Gauteng Education Department warned the strike could affect matrics who are writing exams.

Provincial education MEC Panyaza Lesufi asked parents to make alternative transport arrangements.

Protesters are set to gather at the Old Putco Depot in Marabastad from 9am. They will begin their march at around 11:30am and make their way to the Department of Transport at the corner of Struben and Bosman Street, where they will hand over their first memorandum at noon.

Thereafter, the crowd will move to the Union Buildings where they will hand over a second memorandum at 1pm.

The route of the march is as follows:

* From Old Putco Depot the group will turn into Struben Street then proceed straight until they reach the Department of Transport at the corner of Struben Street and Bosman Street.
* From Struben Street they will proceed straight then turn right into Nelson Mandela Street and then turn left into Madiba Street until they reach the Union Buildings.

The protesters are then expected to move back to Old Putco Depot at 2:30pm using the following streets:

• Madiba Street
• Nelson Mandela Drive
• Johannes Ramokgoase Street

Motorists can use alternate routes including Nana Sita, Francis Baard and Boom Street.

The Tshwane Metro Police Department said officers will monitor the march and all affected streets.

Reported By Zikhona

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