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santacoEWN reports that the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has given the Ekurhuleni Municipality 30 days to meet its demands, failing which it will launch a violent strike.  

Santaco stopped taxi operations in Ekurhuleni, including some parts of Germiston, on Tuesday calling for the resignation of Mayor Mzwandile Masina and his city manager.  Santaco claimed the mayor was the reason the municipality has delayed implementing the Bus Rapid Transit system, which was expected to incorporate taxi drivers.  Santaco’s BJ Mahlangu said:  “We know that there’s a process that the city council must take, hence the 30 days.  Failure to do that we’ll go back to the streets and in this case, we don’t promise peaceful protests.”  The municipality’s MMC for Transport Petrus Mabunda promised a speedy resolution.

  • Read this report by Hitekani Magwedze at EWN
  • See too, Santaco taxi strike peaceful, according to Ekurhuleni Metro Police, at News24
  • And also, Ekurhuleni bosses to meet angry taxi drivers following strike, at Timeslive

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