Backbone of South African public transport leaves commuters stranded

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Taxi commuters are left stranded in most parts of Gauteng as taxi operators take their frustration with the government to the streets.

Although commuters were forewarned about the plan, the taxi industry mother body also said through a statement that the protest will be peaceful, but both commuters and drivers woke up to blocked roads in most parts of Gauteng.

Police officers and soldiers were seen I’m several parts attending to the disturbance and ordering operators blocking roads with their minibus taxis to move on the road.

Ventures and Toyota quantums blocked R80 Mabopane Highway near Soshanguve, but soldiers and police attended to the disruption.

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