Gauteng Visitors Police have condemned acts of intimidation and obstruction of roads by taxi operators after protest motion on Wednesday morning as a result of excellent Covid-19 aid fund funds for his or her business.
Taxi operators blocked roads and left many employees stranded as they might not go to work, whereas passengers have been seen kicked and compelled out of the buses.
The goal of the march was handy over a memorandum of grievances to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and President Cyril Ramaphosa, with taxi operators claiming to not receiving any of the greater than R1 billion in Covid-19 aid funds promised in June.
“The Gauteng Visitors Police wish to situation a stern warning towards taxi operators who’re inflicting pointless obstruction on our roads,” Gauteng Visitors Police spokesperson Sello Maremane mentioned in an announcement.
Maremane mentioned visitors police wouldn’t “hesitate to behave towards any type of lawlessness”.
“Whereas we recognise that picketing is a constitutional proper of each citizen, obstruction on a public street constitutes a visitors offence and is due to this fact punishable by legislation. The Gauteng Visitors Police and numerous legislation enforcement companies won’t hesitate to behave towards any type of lawlessness on our roads.
“The strike has a damaging impression on our financial system since Gauteng is the financial hub of our nation. Taxi operators have avenues they will discover to boost their issues as a substitute of resorting to intimidation and blockage of roads,” he added.
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Maremane additional urged motorists to drive with warning as some roads had been affected on account of protest motion.
- R80 Mabopane Freeway, from Switch Taxi Rank three-way crossing.
- R573 Moloto Highway, Cullinan Crossing.
- Soweto Freeway, north certain.
- N1 between Buccleuch interchange and Samrand offramp, north certain.
- R21 between Olifantsfontein and Irene offramp, north certain.
- N1 Sefako Makgatho offramp, north certain.
“The Gauteng Visitors Police Public Transport Intervention Unit is monitoring the scenario intently with a view to deal decisively with any type of intimidation and lawlessness on Gauteng roads.”
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