Truckers Association of South Africa (TASA) is planning to protest this morning, Monday 5 October 2020, over the dominance of just a few trucking companies and they are also advocating for permits that are currently used in the taxi industry.
According to Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, several streets in Pretoria CBD will be affected by the protest which starts at 09h00 and is supposed to end at 12h30 on Monday afternoon.
TASA protesters are expected to gather at Old Putco Depot and then march to the Department of Transport.
Here is the communique as shared by TMPD on Sunday:
STREETS AFFECTED BY A MARCH TOMORROW, 05 OCTOBER 2020
Take note that there will be a March tomorrow, Monday 05 October 2020 by the Truckers Association of South Africa.
Purpose of the march: The truck industry is dominated by only 4 truck companies. Truckers must also have a permit like the taxis.
The marchers will gather from 09:00 at Old Putco Depot and move to Department of Transport.
The route of the march is as follows:
From Old Putco Depot they will join Struben Street and proceed straight until they reach Department of Transport.
The following intersections will be affected:
– Cowie Street
– Kgosi Mampuru Street
– Sophie De Bryn Street
They are expected to disperse from Department of Transport at 12:30.
Tshwane Metro Police officers will be deployed to monitor the March and all affected Streets.
Motorists are advised to avoid the affected Streets and use alternative routes such as:
– WF Nkomo Street
– Pretorius Street
– Francis Baard Street
– Nana Sita Street
– Visagie Street
Issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Communication Unit
For enquiries, contact:
Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba
Tel: 012 358 9524
Cell: 082 611 9971