KZN taxi drivers go on strike

File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

Published Mar 30, 2016


Durban – The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) have announced a taxi protest for Wednesday and Thursday in KwaZulu-Natal.

KwaZulu-Natal taxi associations, including short and long distance associations, have come to a complete standstill.

The strike was called in protest against the Department of Transport Road Traffic Inspectorate and Shanela Environmental Management impounding taxis for not having permits.

This comes despite an alleged agreement between taxi associations and the Department of Transport that taxis would not be impounded for delayed permits by the transport licencing board.

Although taxi associations had originally said that no blockages were planned, Durban Metro have reported taxis travelling in contraflow in busy city central roads such as West and Warwick Street.

There are also reports of blockages outside the Durban Station in Umgeni Road as well as Moor Road.

Reports also indicate that the R66 towards Umlazi is completely blocked off by taxis.


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