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santacoBusinessLive reports that taxi drivers in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township went on strike on Monday after hundreds of vehicles were impounded.  

Routes were affected in Sandton‚ Midrand‚ Woodmead‚ Modderfontein and Alexandra, while there were reports of violence at a taxi rank in Alexandra.  The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) announced the strike on Sunday.  According to Joburg metro police, more than 500 vehicles have been impounded in an operation that was launched in February.  Meanwhile in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele has read the riot act to the taxi industry.  He met taxi bosses on Sunday with his deputy‚ Bongani Mkongi‚ Deputy Transport Minister Sindiswe Chikunga and Western Cape MECs Dan Plato (community safety) and Donald Grant (transport).  At least 13 people have been killed in a spate of taxi violence in the province, including three commuters.  Cele said he was setting up a dedicated team of detectives to investigate taxi violence and warned that taxi ranks and operations would be shut down if the violence continued.  

  • Read this report in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Taxi drivers strike to get unroadworthy vehicles back on the road, at The Citizen

And also, Hearings into Delft taxi violence to conclude soon, says Western Cape MEC, at EWN

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