Pretoria Commuters get some relief as Taxis expected to operate normally

Tshwane commuters can expect some relief as taxis are expected to operate normally this morning.

On Wednesday, operators blocked several roads causing massive delays while protesting to the Tshwane House to submit a memorandum to Mayor Solly Msimanga.

Among the issues raised by the drivers is that traffic contravention tickets be scrapped.

Taxis in the Tshwane area are expected to function without any hiccups at least for the next two weeks.

The Democratic Taxi Workers Union of South Africa (Detwusa)’s Themba Maseko says the government is responsible for providing taxi infrastructure, including pick-ups and drop offs.

He says drivers should not be fined for government’s failure.

“Our demands are the scrapping of the traffic fines because those fines block our PDPs and driver’s licenses and we can’t drive passengers without our PDPs.”

Maseko says the fines amount to hundreds of thousands of rands which prevent some drivers from renewing their public drivers’ licenses.

Detwusa has given the metro 14 days to respond to their queries or face yet another strike action.


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