Taxi owners protest

2016-03-30 06:00
Photo: ipss medical rescue Some of the protesting taxi owners.

Photo: ipss medical rescue Some of the protesting taxi owners.

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APPROXIMATELY 80 long distance taxi owners burned tyres and barricaded the N2 near Mandeni with rocks on Tuesday morning.
According to IPSS Medical Rescue’s Samantha Meyrick, it is believed the protests are related to taxis being impounded and delays in the issuing of permits.
The roads were closed due to heavy congestion and blockages, however, SAPS and emergency services managed to clear the scene.
After some negotiation with the SAPS, the protesters agreed to calm the protesting and wait to be addressed by authorities.
At the time of going to press MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu was en route to address protesters.
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