Taxis back on Durban roads

2010-04-20 08:50

Some Durban taxis were back on the roads this morning after a

one-day strike.

Police Superintendent Joyce Khuzwayo said: “The taxis are slowly

appearing on our roads. This morning they were scarce. As time goes by things

will be back to normal again.”

Yesterday the taxi strike left thousands of Durban commuters


It was called off last night during a meeting with taxi operators

and KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu.

The taxi operators downed tools as they were unhappy about paying

traffic fines and having their vehicles impounded daily “without valid


Mchunu said it was resolved that a technical administrative

committee comprised of department officials and metro police be established


Mchunu said: “The technical team’s task is to formulate a

comprehensive plan that will look into all the existing problems affecting the

taxi industry in eThekwini Metro.”

The task team would deal with allegations that metro police were

targeting taxis.

It has also agreed to look impounding taxis. Charges laid against

each individual taxi would be assessed, he said.

“We will continue engaging the taxi industry leadership,

particularly through Santaco [SA National Taxi Council] in ensuring the taxi

industry is progressive, governed and conducted within the framework and the

spirit of good governance,” said Mchunu.

He said the strike action was not necessary as the matters raised

by taxi operators were being addressed.


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