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Taxi drivers block Joburg streets

TMG Digital | 2016-10-18 14:07:32.0
I am not sure if they have permission to march but I can confirm that they would not have been given permission to block streets‚" said Mamonyane. File photo
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Taxi drivers have blocked streets in Johannesburg leading to the Premier’s office‚ department of safety and the department of transport.

The taxi drivers are demanding that the provincial government speed up the process of releasing permits. Recently the transport portfolio committee held a meeting with taxi associations to report back on a study which was conducted.

The committee is set to make recommendations at the legislature. Johannesburg Metro Police spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane advised motorists to avoid the CBD until the taxi drivers disperse. "We hope that their protest will not last until 3pm.

I am not sure if they have permission to march but I can confirm that they would not have been given permission to block streets‚" said Mamonyane.

- TMG Digital

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