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JMPDNews24 reports that Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD) have warned of a possible strike by Alexandra taxi operators on Monday after about 500 taxis were impounded for a range of traffic and licensing infringements.  

Spokesperson chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the vehicles were impounded in a recent operation for offences such as driving in the emergency lane, having fake licence discs, driving on the wrong side of the road, and licences that expired as far back as 2012.  The majority of the taxis have already been released on payment of a fine of R2,850.  Minnaar reported that the department had heard that the taxi operators would go on strike on Monday.  According to the Alexandra Taxi Association’s website, the taxi industry carries 75% of Johannesburg’s economically active population, thousands of whom live in and around Alexandra.

  • Read this report by Jenni Evans in full at News24

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