The taxi strike in South Africa is already causing casualties, with buses being set on fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Tweeps who are witnessing the incident are calling on their compatriots to stay home and stay safe to avoid any incident that might cost them their lives.
One Twitter user implored his compatriots to stay clear of public transport and not drive on roads that have buses or taxis. You can check out the clips below.
— Afiba (@afiba_m) November 21, 2022
Unrest: Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Buses set on fire. Taxi strike underway. pic.twitter.com/lj8fIZ9jrd
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 21, 2022
— Sakumzi (@Sakumzi_Nana) November 21, 2022
What’s actually going on now was actually anticipated, with calls even made for the SAPS to take charge before violence erupted, especially as a fire brigade approach to crisis management is never in anyone’s interest.
Some South African Twitter users are claiming it is a black thing, and peeps just can’t exercise control in situations like these. Another countered that it is not; it’s just a crisis moment with everyone just as guilty.
The majority of the public is actually against those perpetrating violence and destroying public property. For the most part, those destroying public property will also be the first to complain about South Africa being deficient in several areas of public service. You can check out some of the reactions below.
It remains to be seen how soon normalcy will return.