E-hailing drivers in the Gauteng province, Western Cape and Free State threatened that they will embark on a strike action on Monday.
According to the drivers’ complaints, they are being “neglected” and “exploited”.
They want the companies they operate under, namely Uber and Bolt, to be regulated so that they can no longer be exploited.
The drivers made it known that they will suspend operations from the early hours of Monday morning.
The drivers’ spokesperson Vhatuka Mnelengwa said: “In the spirit of it being Transportation Month, we felt it essential to put together a demonstration in order to bring our plight to the forefront”.
“We as operators feel highly exploited by app giants Uber and Bolt and think it’s essential that regulations be put in place to protect us as operators,” said Mnelengwa.
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