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Golden Arrow bus services in Khayelitsha waiting to be escorted by metro police amid taxi violence in the area.
Golden Arrow bus services in Khayelitsha waiting to be escorted by metro police amid taxi violence in the area.
Bertram Malgas

The Western Cape government has slammed the taxi violence that erupted in various parts of the city, describing it as "thuggery". 

Taxi operators under the umbrella of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) embarked on a two-day strike on Monday, which left thousands of commuters stranded, and forced to search for alternative transport.

And taxi operators are pushing ahead with day two of the strike on Tuesday, promising another day of disruptions in Cape Town.

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