- Commuters in Khayelitsha are seen desperately cramming into the taxi
- There has been a shortage of road transport services caused by the bus strike
- Commuters now rely only on taxis and other means
A viral video has captured the desperation among some commuters caused by the ongoing strike by bus drivers across the country.
A Twitter user, Unathi Kwaza, shared the dramatic video showing commuters cramming into a taxi. The incident happened in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Briefly.co.za learned.
Some commuters are seen in the video entering the taxi through the back door. Others are seen pushing and shoving each other at the main sliding door.
According to eNCA, an attempt by Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant, to mediate between employer organisations and unions representing striking bus drivers proved fruitless on Tuesday.
Unions reportedly lowered their wage increase demands to nine percent in the first year and 8.5-percent in the second year.
However, employers reportedly offered eight percent in the second year and nine percent for the first year.
The strike, now in its seventh day, has resulted in long queues at taxi ranks as commuters struggle to find other means.
Unathi's video sparked various reactions from Twitter users. See some of them below.
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