The army has reportedly been moved into Dunoon after continuing protests by taxi drivers and residents.The protests are purportedly a backlash against a crackdown by traffic authorities on errant minibus taxi drivers.
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Dunoon Taxi Association secretary Frank Qotyiwe said they felt targeted by law enforcement in ongoing operations and decided to suspend their routes. They wanted the city to reissue taxi operating permits for routes that were both serviced and not serviced by the MyCiti bus, based on a survey which showed there was a demand for taxi services in the area.
Dunoon Cape Town: Taxi protest pic.twitter.com/VJNw7HQxnk
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Deploying the army might seem like an extreme move as these are only civilian protests. One believes the South African Police Service should be able to handle the situation, although the duration of the protests might be a highlight of failing within SAPS.