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Johannesburg - Two taxi drivers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Tshwane metro cop during the ongoing taxi strike, police confirmed on Wednesday. 

The incident happened in Cullinan, Pretoria as police and metro police were managing traffic amid the strike. 

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the assault happened as the female cop was trying to get the drivers to move their taxis from the road. 

"The men then attacked her but were luckily stopped by the woman's colleagues who were nearby," he said. 

The woman was slightly injured as a result of the attack, Dlamini confirmed. 

He added that the two men were then promptly arrested and charged with assault. 

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Earlier this week, the Tshwane Metro Police Department confirmed that a march to the ministry of transport and the Presidency to present a memorandum of grievances in relation to issues affecting the taxi industry would take place on Wednesday.

The proposed march was suspended last month after the leadership of National Taxi Alliance (NTA) acceded to the request from the transport ministry to give negotiations a chance following two meetings in a single week between the parties.

The ensuing strike has seen roads barricaded and go-slows staged on numerous highways. 

Commuters have been warned to find alternative means of transportation.