- The taxi industry has taken to the streets on Monday to protest for more funds to be allocated to providing the sector with Covid-19 relief
- News reporters interviewed several individuals during the strike and one man stood out
- While he was live on television, the man took a puff of his cigarette and it had social media users cracking up with laughter
The taxi industry took to the streets on Monday to protest the R1 billion provided to it by the government.
SABC News was on the scene to talk to people who were affected by the taxi shutdown and one man went viral.
A clip, which has been posted on social media, shows the man taking a smoke while talking to the reporter.
Sipho Stuurman shared the video on Twitter and he captioned the post:
"#Taxistrike So this dude decides to pull his cigarette during my interview with him on Live TV #TaxiShutdown."
Take a look at the video below:
The video gathered close to 150 000 views and it left South Africans laughing out loud.
Twitter user, @ZwangaMukhuthu, commented:
"The reporter sounds like he has been looking for cigarettes this whole lockdown without success."
Another tweep, @lindlind_z, added:
"Haaa and he puffs on the mic."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema reiterated his support for the taxi industry by sharing a hilarious photo via social media.
The comical pic featured himself, Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi seated in a minibus taxi. Although the photo was edited, South Africans were in stitches as the post went viral.
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