Durban commuters stranded amid taxi strike

Durban commuters stranded amid taxi strike

EThekwini is urging commuters to make alternative travel arrangements this morning. 

Commuters stranded after taxi strike
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The municipality posted on its official Facebook page last night that it had been made aware that minibus and metered taxis would be suspending operations today. 

This after hundreds of taxis and other public transport vehicles were impounded on Sunday. The SA National Taxi Association is set to meet over the issue today. 

A large number of taxi operators from the association downed tools yesterday, saying they were unhappy over eThekwini's surprise decision to impound more than 200 of their vehicles. 

While not labelling their action a strike, SANTACO's Yusuf Khaliva says they will continue until their concerns are addressed.

''We need an explanation as to what's really going on. We need them to tell us what is happening because we are getting confused, very very confused. 

''We just need proper communication and for them to be truthful to us. If it's black it's black and if it's white it's white,'' he said.

(File photo)

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