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handcuffsNews24 reports that a total of 53 people were arrested in Nyanga during a minibus taxi strike on Monday that saw roads being barricaded, buses set alight and commuters injured.  

They were arrested for allegedly looting businesses in the Nyanga area.  A police spokeswoman said some people had "made use of the chaotic circumstances" to commit the crimes.  The offences included business robbery, malicious damage to property, public violence and possession of stolen property.  Monday morning had been marked by sporadic violence, with two buses torched and at least 52 people injured.  The strike was called off after Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant and representatives of the SA National Taxi Organisation (Santaco), as well as a Taxi Task Team, met to address a dispute over leadership issues.  Drivers agreed to mediation over how their new leadership structures would be elected.

Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24


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