Taxis refuse to comply until state alters offer

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Rosetta Msimango/City Press


Taxi associations are threatening to continue filling taxis to capacity, after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and the national command council failed to table a clear resolution regarding the relief fund the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has requested from government.

Following a meeting with their branches, Santaco and the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) said government was not taking the industry seriously. They had decided earlier to challenge government authority by loading passengers at 100% capacity and transporting them across provincial borders in defiance of lockdown restrictions.

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