Freedom Front Plus
Freedom Front Plus

Learners affected by illegal taxi strike in Cape Town

Innocent learners in Cape Town have become victims of Santaco’s illegal taxi strike.

Although the Western Cape Department of Education gave the assurance that schools will remain open during the taxi strike, thousands of learners are unable to get to their schools due to intimidation.

A video currently doing the rounds on social media shows terrified children jumping out of a minibus and fleeing.

Many schools also closed their doors early, and asked parents to come and fetch their children.

According to a report by the Western Cape provincial government, 287 420 learners from across the province have been unable to attend school since the illegal taxi strike started. More than 9 000 teachers and personnel were also prevented from going to work.

There seems to be no end in sight to the illegal taxi strike and meanwhile learners are losing out on valuable learning time, which could negatively affect their future, particularly for matriculants.

The FF Plus Youth in the Western Cape strongly condemns the actions of Santaco and the criminal elements exploiting the strike to commit arson and loot.



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