“Stay in bed”, taxi drivers tell commuters

Everson Luhanga

Taxi drivers in Gauteng were still threatening on Sunday evening to strike on Monday.

In a video on social media, taxi men tell commuters not to waste their time looking for a ride on Monday morning.

“Don’t waste your soap bathing for nothing. Stay home. In fact don’t even wake up. Stay in bed,” says one. 

The strike threat comes after taxi associations demanded much more money from the government for Covid-19 relief. 

Last week the government announced a R1,135 billion package to help the taxi drivers with Covid-19 relief. This adds up to about R5,000 per taxi.