IN PICS | Anxious workers go back to work on day one of lockdown level 3
Commuters at the Phumulong taxi rank in Atteridgeville, near Pretoria, were complaining about being late for work when the country moved into level three of the lockdown.
Simon Mphahlele, manager at the rank, told TimesLIVE on Monday that commuters were complaining while taxis were leaving without full loads.
“We only carry 70%, as stated in the regulations, but passengers are complaining. They say they are late but there is nothing we can do. We can't break the law," he said.
Mphahlele said there has been an increase passengers, making it difficult for taxis to operate. Queues are longer and there are fewer taxis taxis because of the 70% rule.
He said during the lockdown, more than 25 drivers said they were struggling because of the restriction.
“Many said it is best they stayed at home. Now they have come back, but it is still the same,” he said.