Johannesburg - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Thursday urged Soweto commuters who rely on the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata) to make alternative transport arrangements.
This in anticipation of the planned closure of taxi ranks and routes operated by the two warring minibus taxi associations.
Vadi indicated that six specific taxi ranks and routes in Soweto will be shut down from Friday for a period of three months.
Vadi said commuters were advised to make use of alternative public transport such as the Metrorail train service or municipal and provincial buses such as the Putco and Rea Vaya services.
"Soweto residents and commuters normally using Wata and Nanduwe taxis along the affected ranks and routes are advised to make alternative transport arrangements as these ranks will be closed," said Vadi.