[gauteng] - Taxi drivers protest possible closure of Nanduwe, Wata ranks

  |   Sowetonews / Vereenigingnews / Johannesburgnews

JOHANNESBURG - Hundreds of minibus taxis on Monday blocked streets in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) in protest to threats that their routes may be closed if the violence in the industry continues.

Taxis parked in the middle of the road closing off all lanes of main roads leading into and out of the city.

They were demanding an audience with Gauteng member of the executive committee (MEC) for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi.

They said during the closure period there must be discussions and consultations with the structures of associations to find a resolution

Last week, Vadi said the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata) routes in Soweto might be closed for three months because of the violence, unrest, or instability in the public transport sector in the area....

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