Cape Town #Taxistrike: Shocking footage and images surface on Twitter

Two fire engines, 14 firefighters, a water tanker and a rescue vehicle were dispatched to Shushu Crescent, Khayelitsha after two Golden Arrow buses were set alight. One was set on fire next to False Bay College in Lingelethu-West, and the other another was set on fire in Tutu Avenue, Makhaza.

Golden Arrow Bus Service posted on Facebook that they would be suspending services into Delft and Nyanga and would only be operating from the outskirts of the township. It posted: “We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you all updated. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience”

According to reports, the reason for the strike is because taxi bosses have had enough of the lack of leadership shown by the industry’s umbrella body, South African National Taxi Association Council (Santaco). Despite the Mini-bus Taxi Industry Task Team (MTITT) set up to address the challenges faced by taxi drivers, there appear to be many challenges left unattended to and many questions unanswered.

Videos and images of the torched buses appeared on Twitter this morning:

People also took to their Twitter accounts to express their disdain at the constant inconvenience at the hands of the taxi industry for something that is an internal issue.

 

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