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JMPDThe Star reports that the Alexandra Taxi Association has given the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) seven days to respond to its demands, or face a “formal strike”.  

Two associations, the Alexandra, Randburg, Midrand and Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta), and the Alexandra Taxi Association (ATA), issued a notice last week informing the public about a planned “one-day shutdown” on Monday.  The notice read:  “Due to impoundment of our vehicles/Petrol Hike/Removal of roadworthy discs/a mark on vehicles.  We are embarking on a one-day shutdown on the 25/06/2018.”  ATA spokesperson Jabulani Ntshangase said they had handed a memorandum to the JMPD, and they expected a response, with their demands met, in the next seven days.  A representative from the Eastern Taxi Liaison Committee said JMPD officers must stop treating them unfairly and went on to claim:  “They impounded 500 cars.  They stop us on the freeway and take our taxis.  It costs R3400 per car.”  JMPD spokesperson, chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar, said they had impounded the taxis to ensure commuters were safe and that only roadworthy vehicles transported commuters.

  • Read this report by Sthembiso Sithole in full at The Star
  • Read too, Joburg taxi bosses vow to intensify strike if concerns not taken seriously, at EWN
  • And also, Joburg public safety MMC slams taxi strike, at The Citizen
  • As well as, JMPD chief denies claims officers targeting taxi industry, at EWN


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