Monday, February 16, 2009

Rumours of taxi strikes make its way across Cape Town

By Cindy Witten
16 February 2009

Dozens of rumours about a possible continuation of the taxi strikes have been making its way across the City today. The City of Cape Town had received reports that taxi strikes would be taking place in Du Noon. This comes after last week’s three-day taxi strike in protest against the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

However, news from the Mayors office is that no such protests will be happening. According to an issued press release, Mayor Hellen Zille said “I have personally spoken to Mr Mata, Chair of the dissident National Taxi Association (NTA), and he has given me the assurance that there will be no violence tomorrow.”

Zille carried on to say that she will be meeting with Mata and the NTA on Wednesday to discuss their concerns. The Mayor hopes that the meeting will be productive and that they can come to an agreement in a peaceful manner.

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