By: Blessing Mabunda
Dozens of commuters were left stranded as Dzumeri taxi drivers embarked on a strike since Friday.
It’s alledged that taxi owners in the Dzumeri area outside Giyani are demanding their own association that won’t accommodated taxis from Bolobedu area.
Commuters had to use alternative transports since Friday, vans are transporting people from Dzumeri to Giyani.
Joyce Mkansi from N’wa Marhanga village outside Giyani blamed the timing of the strike. “They can’t go on strike on month end, we need more taxis during this time”.
Taxis are blocked from Ka- Ndhambi wa Dzumeri to Giyani town, no taxi is allowed to enter or pass by the area. Said one of the taxi drivers
Great North Transport bus commuters are also affected by the strike. On Monday morning commuters had to make alternative arrangements with their managers.
Mkateko Baloyi said “we waited and waited for the bus to arrive at the station, and afterwards to realise that the bus isn’t available”.
I had to make alternative arrangements with my manager. It’s total unfair because their strike disturbs everyone. Baloyi added.