Joburg taxi drivers protest

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Johannesburg - A group of taxi drivers held a protest near the Noord Street taxi rank in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday morning, metro police said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said metro police were deployed to the scene and the taxi drivers dispersed.

Traffic was still congested around 8am following the demonstration.

“Officers are now directing traffic there,” Minnaar said.

The reason for the protest was unclear. - Sapa


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