18 April 2015
Western Cape MEC of Transport
and Public Works has raised his concerns regarding the violent conflict in
This came about after illegal
taxi operators infiltrated routes in the Westlake area. Police had to intervene
and sixteen illegally operating taxi’s were impounded and seven taxi drivers
In a statement the department
says it will not be deterred from enforcing the law and continuing to impound
vehicles operating illegally.
Ministerial Spokesperson Siphesihle
Dube says our department immediately could inform some illegal operators as to
what’s happening and we have been working very closely with those operators
through our joint operations.
Dube added that “since our
joint operations centre established with our provincial traffic, metro police
and the city of Cape Town to apprehend some of these operators that were operating
On Thursday morning we then
received news of shooting in the Westlake area where two taxi operators were
Minister Grant extended his
wishes that they recover speedily following the shooting and called for all
people who have information relating to the shooting to assist us in the
investigation to bring these perpetrators into book, Dube added.
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