Learners urged to stay home due to#Taxistrike- exams will continue

Cheryl Sanders
June 15, 2017

Police said some of the vehicles had been hijacked by taxi drivers.

Commuters were also left stranded as Gauteng chairperson of the South African Taxi Council (Santaco), Ralph Jones, said the taxi industry would march to the South African Taxi Finance offices in Midrand.

"We also want to apologise to commuters who are affected and encourage them to use other modes of public transport such as buses and trains".

"Santaco will brief its members on the agreement today [Thursday] and we welcome the development‚" Mnisi said.

The Gautrain has also suspended its bus service as staff members are unable to reach stations, it said in a statement.

The airport is not one of the six entities that the Mass Taxi Industry Protest Action Committee (MTIPAC) plans to target with its protest activities, but management of OR Tambo International Airport understands that certain highways and routes could also be subject to blockades or congestion.

The protest caused delays on the N12 East, the Golden Highway and the N1 North and South. "We will deploy our metro police officers to monitor those areas that I've just mentioned".

In a statement, the Gauteng education department has advised parents to keep their children at home today due to the national taxi strike.

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