Minibus operators in Blantyre are currently staging a strike despite an announcement they made yesterday it was called off, we can confirm.
According to reports, they do not want to be regulated when coming up with fares.
The minibus operators are also protesting against some regulations placed by the Malawi Road Traffic directorate on their business.
In a court tussle with the Malawi Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC), the operators through the Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) were stopped from regulating the fares.
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Meanwhile, the strike is underway in the Malawi commercial city and people are being told by minibus drivers ‘its a day off today’.
In some townships like Ndirande, a minibus has reportedly been torched for not being in tandem with other operators.
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