Quantum taxi strike hits Soweto


Quantum taxi strike hits Soweto

Kgaugelo Masweneng | 2017-06-06 09:25:19.0

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A taxi strike is under way in Orlando‚ Soweto‚ in protest against the cost of the Toyota Quantum vehicle widely used in the industry.

This follows a blockade in Durban over the same issue last week.

The South African Taxi Association announced last week that it would embark on a “peaceful‚ organised and approved strike” in the Prospecton industrial area‚ targeting the factory.

According to a statement issued by Santaco‚ the strike action is to protest against a hike in the cost of the Toyota Quantum‚ introduced 10 years ago at a fully imported price of R220,000.

“Toyota is responsible for taxi violence‚” the association said in a statement circulating on social media‚ which shows the demands by the taxi industry.

It said that the Quantum costs them about R1 million and they want it for R350,000.

“Our vehicles are being repossessed‚ and commuters can’t afford it anymore‚” the statement said.

TMG Digital/TimesLIVE

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