AS IT HAPPENED: #TaxiStrike ends with growing call for Zuma to fire Transport Minister Maswanganyi

2017-11-08 13:13

Taxi drivers and owners marched to the Union Buildings where a memorandum of grievances, directed to President Jacob Zuma, was handed over.

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The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department says it is investigating an allegation that a Lensaia man was stabbed by striking taxi drivers on the N1 Highway while JMPD officers looked on.

"JMPD is investigating the allegation internally and a team from JMPD will be visiting the victim at his home", spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24.

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Striking taxi members affiliated to the National Taxi Association (NTA) are demanding a subsidy from the government and they also want the Aarto bill to be scrapped.

The protesters have called for Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi to be fired.

Police monitored the strike that ended at the Union Buildings after Mandla Feni, a director in the Office of the Presidency, accepted a memorandum from NTA officials.

A list of grievances was also handed over to the transport department earlier in the day.

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And it is business as usual in Cape Town...

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Meanwhile, roads in Pretoria appear to be tax-free.

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Students, learners and workers have been left stranded over the taxi strike.

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Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyihas been described as an "arrogant" man and taxi operators want him to be fired.

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While a taxi strike is taking place in the City of Tshwane, the Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi is reported to be in Cape Town.

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Taxi operators are beginning to arrive at the Union Buildings where a memorandum of grievances will be handed over. 

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IN PICTURES: The national taxi strike

Between the matric final examinations and going to work, the National Taxi Alliance strike has left thousands without transport.

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Taxis conducted a go-slow which had an impact on traffic in the City of Tshwane

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Taxi licences, recapitalisation, subsidies and killings on the agenda of taxi operator protests in the City of Tshwane

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Marchers on their way to the Union Buildings after delivering the memorandum to the transport department

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Department of Transport has been given 21 days to respond to taxi operators' demands

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Taxi operators calling for Uber to be stopped in SA

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SA trends on Twitter

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Taxi operators threaten more action if Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi is not fired

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Taxi operators demand subsidies for transporting millions of commuters

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According to the Marothong Taxi Association in Polokwane, only a few taxi commuters travelling to Pretoria are using their taxis today and this is negatively affecting their business

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Taxi protesters call for Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi to be fired

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