Leaders of prominent organisations in South Africa will now meet with the leaders of Cape Town’s taxi industry to find a solution regarding the ongoing taxi violence routes in the province.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, will hold urgent talks with taxi bosses to try and bring calm to the situation that claimed the lives of more than 70 people since the beginning of the year.
Congress of Democratic Taxi Association’s (Codeta) Andile Khanyi indicated to News 24 that they will meet at Bellville. He urged members of the public to pray for them, as these killings need to come to an end.
Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell, closed the B97 route from Paarl to Bellville on Friday, July 23, for two months after taxi leaders couldn’t come to an agreement regarding this route. Meanwhile, Golden Arrow Bus Service will also deploy more busses from Monday, July 26, following the closure of this route.
I’m now at one of our traffic management centres, monitoring the situation on the road including the closed B97 route. There are currently no disruptions on the road. @WCGovTPW @WesternCapeGov #TaxiViolence pic.twitter.com/HXFxxUGwV8
— MEC Daylin Mitchell (@mec_mitchell) July 26, 2021
Closed routes at the Bellville Public Transport Interchange are:
Tygervalley, Durbanville, Welgemoed, Gugulethu, Mowbray, Nyanga, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Lower Crossroads, Langa, Samora Machel, Stellenbosch, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Happy Valley, Mfuleni, Wesbank.
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