Tshwane Metro Police warns of possible illegal taxi strike

15 August 2017 | Department of Transport


Tshwane Metro Police have received notices indicating a possible protest / strike by Taxi drivers in Tshwane tomorrow. TMPD would like to indicate that there was no application nor approval for this protest, should it proceed, it will therefore be regarded as an illegal activity.

The notices received suggests that the Taxi drivers will gather from 03h00 on Wednesday morning at Denneboom Taxi rank in Mamelodi and will proceed in different groups of the motorcade to Tshwane house in the Pretoria CBD at corner Madiba and Lilian Ngoyi Street to possibly hand over a memorandum.

Tshwane Metro Police would like to warn the Community in advance that certain areas in Tshwane may be affected. 
Streets that will possibly be affected are:

• Tsamaya Road
• Stormvoel Road
• Nico Smith Street
• Steve Biko Street
• Flower Street
• Eskia Mphahlele Drive
• Struben Street 
• Thabo Sehume
• Madiba Street
• Lilian Ngoyi

As the Department, we do note the rights for people to protest provided that the proper channels to do so has been followed and to respect the rights to safety of others. As law enforcement, any unlawful activity will not be tolerated. Those who will break the law, will be dealt with accordingly.

Tshwane Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies will deploy members to areas that may be affected for law enforcement.

Members of the public are encouraged to report any illegal activity at: 012 358 7095 / 6 or 012 358 1906/05.

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