DURBAN - The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the Transport minister in the province to expedite the issuing of taxi driver permits. The party's spokesperson on transport, Steven Moodley, was commenting on the back of violent protests that rocked Durban on Tuesday morning.
Scores of motorists were caught in the middle of protest action by taxi drivers. According to the drivers, they were protesting due to their taxis being impounded.
One of the drivers claimed that they often had to wait for months before receiving their new permits.
"Are we supposed to stop driving now because the permits take so long to come? We have to continue to make money," he said.
The driver claimed that long distance taxi drivers were being targeted.