The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has called on President Jacob Zuma to sack Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi. They’ve accused Maswanganyi of failing to address challenges in the taxi industry.
NTA leadership delivered their second memorandum of demands to the Chief director in the Presidency, Mandla Feni, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Their demands include scrapping of the AARTO bill and urging the government to subsidise the taxi industry.
They have also called on Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to arrest those who are killing taxi operators.
Furthermore, they have called on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to allocate more funds for the recapitalisation of taxis.
The striking taxi drivers have now dispersed. They have given Minister Joe Maswanganyi 21 days to respond to their memorandum, failing which there will be more demonstrations or they will approach the Constitutional Court.