Minibus taxis are expected to resume services across Cape Town on Friday after a pledge of peace was reached between officials and taxi bosses.
An emergency meeting was convened by the Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell, following conflict between rival taxi associations Cata and Codeta on Wednesday, which resulted in the deaths of eight taxi operators in separate incidents across Cape Town.
The meeting included the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco), Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata), Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) and senior government officials.
Mitchell said both Cata and Codeta agreed to an immediate ceasefire.
“A pledge for peace that secures lives and livelihoods will be signed by both Cata and Codeta as a public acknowledgement of their commitment to peaceful engagements and to ensuring a safe and reliable transport system,” he said.