Cape Town taxi operators demand free and fair taxi industry elections

At least three buses were set alight in Khayelitsha in the early hours of Monday morning at a start of yet another taxi strike.

Commuters are expected to feel the strain as the transport they depend on daily to get them to work will not be at their disposal, forcing them to find alternative transportation.

The self-styled Minibus Taxi Industry Task Team is said to be behind Monday's strike action.

The group's spokesperson, Besuthu Ndungane says they demand a fair provincial taxi industry leadership and that can only happen through an election process.

He says the elections are due to take place on the 14 August but the government is forcing them to hold a Taxi Industry Indaba instead of a pre-election conference.

Read: Taxi strike damaging to the Western Cape economy

We are still open to engage but we will not waver at all in our demands. We want free and fair elections that will be inclusive of each and every taxi operator that is duly mandated to participate by virtue of being registered to a taxi association in the Western Cape.

Besuthu Ndungane, The group's spokesperson

Ndungane says the question of when the strike will end can only be answered by MEC of Transport in the Western Cape, Donald Grant.

The MEC of Transport is the one that must tell the people of Cape Town how long is he willing to watch people suffer the way they are currently suffering.

Besuthu Ndungane, The group's spokesperson

To hear the rest of the discussion on the taxi strike, listen below:


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