Santaco confirms taxi shutdown for Gauteng on Monday

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) says it will embark on a provincial shutdown on Monday.

The shutdown is expected to last two days in Gauteng, from 22 to 23 June 2020.

Santaco general-secretary KP Chabalala revealed in a statement the reason was "due to the R3,500 relief that the minister [Fikile Mbalula] is giving to the industry."

Chabalala said the taxi industry was expecting to receive R200,000 for each vehicle.

Government has offered the taxi industry a relief package of R1.135 billion, but Santaco spokesperson Thabisho Molelekwa previously said they find Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's offer insufficient.

The shutdown was also confirmed by Santaco on Twitter.

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