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Minister of transport slams taxi protest

PRETORIA, June 15 – Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi on Thursday condemned the blocking of major roads in Gauteng by taxi operators which has caused widespread havoc. Large areas of Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria were no-go areas on Thursday after taxis aligned to South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) blockaded major routes, even resorting to […]

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#TaxiStrike: Tshwane buses attacked, service suspended

PRETORIA, June 15 – The Tshwane municipality on Thursday suspended its Tshwane Bus Service after several were stoned as taxi drivers and operators embarked on a crippling protest across Gauteng. Municipality spokesperson Selby Bokaba said other services offered by the municipality could also be affected. “The Tshwane Bus Services has suspended its operations after six […]

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Police must arrest taxi protesters for blocking Durban roads – MEC

JOHANNESBURG, May 31– KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda on Wednesday called on the province’s Traffic Police and Ethekwini Metro Police “to arrest all persons and vehicles that are part of an illegal blockage” on the N2 and N3 freeways. “I have instructed the integrated law enforcement team to arrest persons […]