Taxi drivers barricade Mamelodi roads with burning tyres

2015-07-03 06:36

Pretoria - Minibus taxi drivers continued to barricade roads in Mamelodi near Pretoria on Friday morning, in protest against the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.

"We can confirm that roads are being barricaded with burning tyres," Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba told News24.

He could not confirm a report that buses leaving the depot on Friday morning had been stoned and said a report about any damage to property was still being compiled.

On Thursday, three buses were damaged when they were stoned.

Autopax was appointed to take over selected routes that Putco used in Gauteng, including in Mamelodi, after Putco decided not to renew its contracts with the provincial government.

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