The taxi strike has caused major damage after two buses were torched and three stoned on Monday. It has since has been called off after intervention by the African National Congress (ANC).

The ANC engaged in talks with the Minibus Taxi Industry Task Team (MTITT) on Monday evening to calm the situation. The meeting took place at Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) offices in Cape Town.

“They agreed to end the strike on our request and our commitment to bring the affected parties together,” ANC member, Cameron Dugmore, told News24.

Taxi association, Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata), informed commuters that the strike had been called off via Facebook on Monday evening.

Two Golden Arrow buses were set alight, and three MyCiti buses were stoned in the early hours of Monday morning, leaving thousands of commuters stranded.

Theo Layne, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, said one bus was set on fire next to False Bay College in Lingelethu West, while the other was on fire in Tutu Avenue, Makhaza.

Two buses and a truck were set alight in Khayelitsha during the taxi strike Monday. Picture: Gallo Images / Brenton Geach








Pictures: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

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