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NTAANA reports that taxi drivers blocked several roads and burned tyres early on Wednesday morning in Pretoria as the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) protests against the government commenced.  

Gauteng police have been deployed to maintain law and order and are monitoring the situation.  Taxi commuters in Tshwane have been warned to find alternative means of transportation on Wednesday.  On Monday, the Tshwane Metro Police Department confirmed that a march in relation to issues affecting the taxi industry would take place on Wednesday.  The marchers are expected to gather at the Old Putco Depot in Marabastad and head to the department of transport to hand over a first memorandum before proceeding to the Union Buildings where they will hand over a second memorandum.  Commuters in Tshwane began posting updates on social media about the much-dreaded taxi strike in the early hours.

  • Read this report in full at IOL News
  • See too, Education department urges taxi alliance to reconsider strike for sake of matric learners, at The Citizen
  • And also, Tshwane taxi commuters urged to find alternative transport as strike hits, at EWN

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