Gauteng taxi strike to affect bus service

2014-11-17 09:41

Johannesburg - A taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg was expected to also disrupt the Reya Vaya bus service, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday.

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"All we heard is that the Reya Vaya routes in Soweto, Auckland Park and the CBD will be affected," spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the strike but several drivers were photographed wearing T-shirts with slogans against e-tolls and driver permits.

The SA National Taxi Council said it did not call for the strike.

"We do not know about the strike, if we called for a strike we could have informed commuters," said president Philip Taaibosch.

Minnaar said the affected routes would be Chris Hani road, Mooki, New Canada, Kinsgway in Auckland Park, Empire road and the inner city.

Photos were also posted on Twitter of a blockade on the M1 before the Xavier turn-off.

He said motorists from Soweto should use Elias Motsoaledi and Main Reef roads as alternatives.

Minnaar said traffic flow in the inner city was expected to be disrupted from 10:00 to 13:00.

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