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gautengTimesLive reports that residents in Soweto have been left frustrated after the Gauteng provincial government shut down five major taxi ranks.  

MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi invoked extraordinary measures in areas that have become battle grounds between taxi associations fighting over routes.  "We have been left stranded and we are concerned about the safety of our children and the pensioners who have to travel to get medication‚" said Lindiwe Nonkolela‚ a resident of White City in Soweto.  Thabani Masango‚ who did not know that Vadi had shut down the ranks‚ was astonished to find that there were no taxis.  He blamed taxi associations for not communicating with commuters in advance.  The closure took effect from Thursday until 13 August.  There was a high police visibility at various routes in Soweto.

  • Read this report by Neo Goba in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Taxi body promises to defy ban, on page 8 of Sowetan of 13 July 2017

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