The City of Cape Town’s recent clampdown on illegal taxis in the province has resulted in violence in Nyanga and surrounding areas.
On 2 September, Cape Town traffic officers took to the streets and closed several roads.
Klipfontein Road and Bocherds Quarry, Duinefontein and Govan Mbeki are just a few of the affected roads.
Last week, three Golden Arrow buses and a COCT bus were destroyed as a result of the clampdown on “amaphela” taxis. According to City security boss, JP Smith, 37 taxis and amaphelas were impounded on Thursday afternoon, reports EWN.
Earlier today, Smith took to social media to share a very clear message, saying, “Let us just be clear. We did not start this battle. But we will finish it. To those taxi terrorists, who are orchestrating the violence, remember- it was you that brought this on.”
He further reiterated that the City would not be intimidated by “taxi terrorists.”
Picture: JP Smith