Taxi operators block N2

South Africa

A taxis trike in Cape Town caused major backlogs on the N2 highway on Thursday morning.

In addition, three Golden Arrow buses were torched in protest action in Nyanga, Bloekombos and on Eisleben Road, said Golden Arrows Bus Services spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer.

Taxi operators obstructed the thoroughfare into the city centre at Mew Way, added City of Cape Town Traffic Services spokesperson Richard Coleman. Taxi associations affiliated to the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and Cape Organisation for the Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) have embarked on the strike.

Taxi operators will march to Premoier Alan Winde’s office to voice their grievances over the impoundment of taxi and other issues affecting the industry, CATA spokesperson Mandla Hermanus said.

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