The taxi strike has reached the CBD in Cape town to meet the premier in attempt to discuss the ongoing impoundment of taxis. A go slow on the N2 highway is underway, causing traffic delays.
Allegations of other means of vehicles being attacked are being sent out. Bus commuters share clips of their transportation being stoned and commuters jumping off from windows. The Cape Town South African Police Service has been deployed at various road entries of the taxi strike, to ensure safety.
The drivers say they are partaking in this strike to get a way forward. Many of the streets have been closed, taxi operators have now closed the main streets of the CBD on their way to hand their memorandum to the MEC of transport.
Already 3 Golden Arrows buses have been torched in the morning, with a number of commuters on board were injured with others sent to the hospital for smoke and other injuries. The Santaco taxi association says they deny being responsible and will work alongside the SAPS to action those responsible could they be found responsible after investigations. The association promised last night that the protest will be peaceful. People are saying in the meantime they should also raise issues of fuel price increase.