JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) say taxi drivers have blocked the N1 highway in both directions at the Allandale off-ramp in Midrand.
The protest is causing traffic delays on the N12 East, the Golden Highway and Nirvana near Lenasia.
Drivers affiliated to South Africa National Taxi Council (Santaco) have gone on strike on Thursday morning after talks with SA Taxi Finance Holdings deadlocked.
The association argues that the monthly instalments on the Toyota Quantums it uses are simply unaffordable.
The JMPD’s Wayne Minaar says: “The N1 North and South at Allandale Road off-ramp have been completely blocked. The police officers have been sent to that spot.”