Durban - A four-day strike by Durban’s taxi industry was suspended after an agreement was reached between the taxi industry and the municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Transport Alliance chairman Henry Mbatha said on Thursday night.
Mbatha said the municipality had agreed to release all the minibus taxis and a R1 500 fine would be levied in respect of each of them.
Initially, the eThekwini Municipality had said a taxi without a permit would be released after payment of a R3 000 fine, and would not be allowed back on the road until it had an operating licence from the provincial Transport Department.
Mbatha said that at 9am on Friday the taxi owners and their lawyer would be at the old Durban drive-in site to take possession of their vehicles.
He said the agreement was signed by city manager S’bu Sithole and other senior officials from the KZN Transport Alliance.