Johannesburg - The Johannesburg taxi operators' protest is not led by the taxi industry, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday.
Spokesman Thabisho Molelekwa said they were aware of the protest, although it was not a taxi industry strike.
"It is believed the involved taxi drivers were
frustrated because of the rising petrol price and law enforcement
removing disks from taxis, thus disabling them from operation and
causing commuters to seek alternative transport to work."
He said this resulted in them being habitually late.
"There are also unconfirmed reports that e-tolling is one of the issues," Molelekwa said.
The protest left thousands of commuters stranded on
Monday morning, the SABC reported. Affected areas included many Soweto
suburbs, Vosloorus on the East Rand, and the Vaal Triangle. Many
commuters were unaware the protest was taking place, the broadcaster