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newsEWN reports that the taxi strike in Cape Town on Monday turned violent, with a MyCiTi bus torched on the N2 highway.  The N2 incoming was accordingly closed at the R300 and motorists were asked to take caution when approaching that area.  

A Golden Arrow bus was set alight in Delft South, while several other buses and vehicles came under attack.  In Grassy Park, commuters travelling on a Golden Arrow bus were forced to vacate the vehicle.  Golden Arrow bus services have also received reports of buses being stoned in the Nyanga area.  Some roads were blocked with burning tyres in parts of the city and thousands of commuters were affected by the strike.  Taxi bosses in the Western Cape halted services over leadership concerns and the impounding of their vehicles.  Provincial government officials were in a meeting with operators at midday on Monday to resolve the matter.

  • Read this report by Ilze-Marie Le Roux & Kevin Brandt in full at EWN
  • See too, Flames, rubber bullets mark Cape Town taxi strike, at News24
  • And also, Golden Arrow says only limited bus services available due to violent taxi strike, at The Citizen

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