The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department are monitoring a go-slow by metered taxi drivers on the R24 highway east, heading to OR Tambo International Airport.
The morning rush has already been affected, with authorities saying traffic has come to a standstill.
Police officers are also on the scene.
EMPD’s Kobedi Mokheseng has called on motorists to use alternative routes.
“People who are on the N12 or R24 heading towards east they can proceed with the N12, pass the one going to the airport. Follow that route up to R21 which is the Rietfontein interchange, turn left into the R21, and proceed straight if they’re going to the OR Tambo International Airport.”
A bystander passed the scene saying traffic had already been affected.
“Some of them were parking on the left-hand side, only one lane was opened. And Barbara exit again they did the same thing but other taxis were facing the opposite direction of the traffic.”
A driver who is part of the protest Sekwala Mashikinya says Uber is not suitable for South Africa.
“We need to get clarity. Today we’re prepared to die here. The police are usually shooting people who are demonstrating for their rights. So, they must kill us for our own rights.”
A motorist affected says traffic has been severely affected.
“We are at the complete standstill. All the lanes are blocked and I have not been moving for about 10 minutes.”