TAXI STRIKE IN EKURHULENI, COMMUTERS AND AIRPORT TRAVELLERS WARNED

JOHANNESBURG- Taxi association Santaco says its members are going on strike on Tuesday in Ekurhuleni to demand the resignation of Mayor Mzwandile Masina.

Santaco has said they will be joined by others in the taxi industry, as the planned march from the Germiston taxi rank to the Germiston council chamber to hand over a memorandum.

The taxi drivers are unhappy with the state of the roads in the municipality.

They said the roads are in deteriorating conditions and are damaging their vehicles.

Santaco’s Khazamula Tshabalala said, “The problem now is that the road in Tembisa is in tatters. Our taxis are struggling to fill up in the mornings and the traffic is terrible. We want this project to be expedited.”

OR Tambo has warned travellers to expect delays due to the strike which will affect the R21 and R24 roads which lead to the airport.

Leigh Gunkel-Keuler spokeswoman said, “It’s on this basis that we want to inform passengers, especially those taking early flights, to anticipate flight delays and leave earlier for the airport than they would under normal circumstances.”

The City of Ekurhuleni has suspended bus services in the metro as a safety precaution.

Photo Credit- enca.com

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