Petrol Price Increase Poses Question of Possible Taxi Strike: "Will You Complain?"

Petrol Price Increase Poses Question of Possible Taxi Strike: "Will You Complain?"

  • A Twitter user claiming to be a taxi driver has headed online to spark a massive reaction among other users of the platform
  • @nkulipp presented a scenario in which taxi drivers go on a massive strike in response to the fuel price hike
  • Locals took to the comments section in their numbers to debate whether or not this would be a good move

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There is no question about the displeasure of South Africans following the announcement of a fuel price hike which will come into effect from midnight on Wednesday, 1 December.

While the price of fuel was increased significantly at the start of November, reports have told that the latest hikes are partly due to a sharp fall in the rand against the US dollar.

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A tweep has taken to his account to paint an uncomfortable scenario for SA. Image: @nkulipp
Source: Twitter

In the same vein, international oil prices heavily inform the price locally, which offers ordinary citizens little comfort as it comes just before a busy travel season.

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The forthcoming reality has spurred a Twitter user, @nkulipp, to take to his account to paint what is for most festive season revellers an uncomfortable scenario to ponder.

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Accompanied by an image showing an alarming number of taxis blocking off a major route during what may have been a strike, the caption read:

"Will you guys complain if we taxi drivers go on strike because of patrol increase?"

It's a no-brainer that the tweet caused a sudden and immediate frenzy online as Saffas scrambled with the idea. Users on the social networking site expressed different opinions with no clear consensus supporting or dismissing the notion.

The tweet attracted more than 4 400 likes and more than 1 000 retweets. Further to the massive attention it gained, the post saw an astronomical number of comments reaching close to 800 at the time of publication.

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Saffas offer up varying reactions

Briefly News took a short left into the comments section to bring readers all the colourful reactions to the post.

@Jer1dah wrote:

"How will that help workers who need them to commute to work? You think striking for a day or two will make them change their mind about the hikes? Lol. Please take us through your rationale."

@Ntsuku7 said:

"Strike won't influence the global price of oil...Government should look at reducing fuel levies and look for revenue elsewhere."

@muzikayise added:

"Your strike will be more effective if U guys can drive to all cabinet ministers homes and park there and toyi-toy there instead of fighting us your daily commuters and private car owners."

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In other news, Briefly News previously reported that the driver of a Siyaya taxi would not have been blamed for wishing to be swallowed into the ground whole after he crashed into a multi-million rand Lamborghini Urus on the streets of Sandton.

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The Urus is punted as the world's first super sport utility vehicle, with the experience of driving it offering the ultimate fusion of luxury, comfort, sportiness and performance.

It's little wonder the incomparable Italian exotic car makes it as the single most prized possession for anyone lucky enough to own one. Pictures of an accident damaged Urus, including one from @ujudas_iscariot, made the rounds on Twitter.

"If you think you’re having a bad day omunye ushayise i Urus nge Siayaya," the tweet was captioned.

Source: Briefly News

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