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Listen: #TaxiStrike in Cape takes violent turn

By Yasmine Jacobs Time of article published Sep 18, 2017

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Cape Town - The Cape taxi strike that is leaving thousands stranded took a violent turn as buses and cars have reportedly been stoned

Commuters have been advised to use alternative modes of transport.

The strike is set to include members of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Retreat Taxi Association.

The strike is believed to be due to taxi impoundments, new taxi laws and the upcoming provincial South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) elections.

The taxi strike has also affected buses and trains. Buses were seen to stoned and 29 trains have reported to have been cancelled. 

Taxi strike in Cape Town now. Kraaifontein area. pic.twitter.com/XeHvVfDQg1

— Dawning Dreams (@Mukoma59) September 18, 2017 Cape Town - #TaxiStrike with the now standard violent attacks against buses: RT @Artii_M Buses being stoned. Passengers jumping out. pic.twitter.com/uKd3NTDswq

— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) September 18, 2017

Cape Town - #TaxiStrike Violence: bus attacked / set alight in Delft pic.twitter.com/X0f2eiKimK

— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) September 18, 2017

According to the City of Cape Town Whatsapp group, there have been very few taxis at Bellville and Mitchells Plain and no minibus taxis operating at Koeberg, Blaauwberg, Retreat and along the Main Road from Wynberg to Mowbray.

                        

There are no minibus taxis along Voortrekker Road between Jakes Gerwel and Durban Road.

Tyres and buses are reported to have been set alight and commuters have said that cars were also stoned in Wynberg.

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