Members of the Seshego Polokwane Taxi Association on Monday staged a peaceful protest outside the Leeto-La Polokwane bus depot in Ladanna.

According to Capricorn FM News, the association is accusing the Polokwane municipality of failing to honour its contractual obligations in a shareholder deal that was brokered in 2017.

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Several taxis blocked the depot entrance. Buses had to be redirected from the road while commuters were forced to use alternative transport. Its Chairperson United Nemahungani told the station that the municipality owes them R32 million in shareholder dividends. This is despite the fact that some buses are no longer operating, and others need to be serviced.

Seshego Polokwane Taxi Association staged peaceful protest
Leeto-La Polokwane Bus


He says 50 drivers are not getting an income. They are only getting money from shareholder dividends since some of the buses stopped operating.

Nemahungani says the municipality overlooked affected drivers when appointing ticket examiners and now when they are absent in some buses the association cannot reprimand them because the examiners are employed by the municipality.