The National Taxi strike left Mamelodi residents stranded this morning. Most of the passengers were not aware of the strike and were awaiting as they were going to work. Tsamaya road was also blocked this morning. The taxi drivers marched to the Union Buildings this morning and handed over the memorandum of grievances to the Department of transport. It is said that the Department is given up to 21 days to respond.
It is not yet known what are their demands yet. “we can’t go to work for our kids today but I have reported at work. It is good for them that they are striking, it is for their own benefit, because at least they will be able to replace it tomorrow and we wont be able to replace ours so it affects us badly”, said one of the resident who wish not to be named or appear on Mamelodi Happenings. One of the grade 11 student who lives in Nelmapius and attends school at Lehlabile Secondary School had to walk to school this morning to make it to class for her Geography exam. No arrest have yet been made.
By: Fortunate Machaba