CoCT anticipates more taxi blockades as stalemate on fines continues

“Blocking all major roads was the only way that we could make our voices heard and make authorities sit up and listen.”
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The City of Cape Town expects another wave of taxi blockades on Cape Town roads as Taxi operators remain adamant that their fines and warrants be scrapped.

Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith said that although there was no confirmation of taxi blockades, they were anticipating further action this week.

“There are rumours going about which have not yet been confirmed, but we try to anticipate as best we can,” said Smith.

Last week, Cape Town taxi drivers blocked major routes demanding that the authorities to scrap the fines issued for breaking the law, causing mayhem in the CBD.

Taxi drivers owe the City of Cape Town more than R30 million in fines.

Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association spokesperson Andile Soyama said they were frustrated by exorbitant and “unnecessary” fines and justified the taxi blockades.

“This is a really frustrating issue and we want our voices to be heard by the authorities,” said Soyama.

“Blocking all major roads was the only way that we could make our voices heard and make authorities sit up and listen.”

The Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations spokesperson, Besuthu Ndungane, said he could not confirm if engagements with authorities would be taking place this week.

More: Cape Times

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