Fuel price hikes | Taxi industry warns of national shutdown

The taxi industry is threatening a national shutdown if the government does not intervene in rising petrol prices. Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, is set to meet with association leaders this week to find solutions. The spokesperson of the National Taxi Alliance, Theo Malele spoke with eNCA's Tumelo Mothotane. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The taxi industry is threatening a national shutdown.

It's demanding government intervention to curb high fuel prices.

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Angry operators say recent increases are taking a toll on the sector.

They say there has been no response to a letter written to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula four weeks ago.

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"We've been trying to absorb this blow for a number of months now to a point that it became impossible for us to keep keeping on, which is why we had to resort to adjusting prices," said Theo Malele, National Taxi Alliance spokesperson.

"The sense here from different sectors is to have a total shutdown where nothing moves. This is affecting everybody and the commuters can't take it any longer."


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