Cape Town - Protesting Wynberg residents and more than 40 hooting taxi drivers brought traffic in the Cape Town CBD to a standstill on Thursday morning, demanding to hand over a memorandum of grievances to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
Police blocked their path in Roeland Street as they approached Parliament, which is deliberating the transport budget on Thursday.
Singing residents brandished posters saying: “BRT copy and pasted on apartheid road” and “national funding for city evictions”.
The residents had gathered at 8am in Broad Road, Wynberg, carrying posters made overnight after a heated public meeting with the City of Cape Town regarding the rollout of the MyCiti service in Wynberg.
Many of the residents took unpaid leave to protest.