Taxi march leaves scores stranded

2014-02-03 11:10
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Residents of Atteridgeville in Pretoria were left stranded on Monday as taxi operators went on strike.

Scores of residents waited patiently for taxis to ferry them to their workplaces, but there was no sign of taxis around 08:00 on Monday morning.

"We were not told about this strike. It could have been better if we were told," said Martha Morule.

Morule said she waited for a taxi for more than two hours.

Other commuters went to the nearby Kalafong train station.

"We have no choice but to catch a train to work," said Tshepo Maphai.

Taxi operators affiliated to the National Taxi Alliance will march in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the government's failure to issue operating licences to taxi drivers. The operating licences will exempt taxi drivers from paying e-tolls.

The march was scheduled to start at 07:30. However, by 09:30 it had yet to begin.

- SAPA
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