KZN e-hailing drivers hope demand grows in Level 3

KZN e-hailing drivers hope demand grows in Level 3

Drivers at a ride-hailing service in KwaZulu-Natal are hoping Level 3 lockdown brings more work opportunities for them. 

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Newswatch spoke to two Taxify drivers who say their daily income fell by 80% under Level 5 and 4 of the lockdown. 

Wandile Mhlongo – who's been with the company for over three years – says before the coronavirus outbreak, most of his money came from transporting students. 

He hopes business picks up again when some students return to campuses next week. 

"Even though I know things will not go back to normal because it's not yet Level 1, so now I am hoping that most of the people are going to go back to work and things might be better than Level 4."

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Another driver, Zakhele Gumbi says so far, he's only made enough for petrol. 

"Petrol prices have gone down, it's a positive thing, but at the same time we can't do much about it because there are no people moving around. So we are hoping that under Level 3 maybe they can still keep the fuel price low." 

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