The South African Police Service strongly
condemned the actions of the taxi owners who were protesting and closing off
roads across the Eastern Cape Province yesterday.
follows after several roads across the Province have been blockaded by taxis
and burning tyres and rubble form the early hours of yesterday morning.
of eighteen suspects have been arrested in across the province. All the
suspects will appear in various courts soon on charges of arson, public
violence and malicious damage to property.
four vehicles have been impounded in East London.
Protesting taxi operators called off their strike yesterday, on condition
premier Phumulo Masualle’s government resolves the outstanding matters within
seven days, government spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said yesterday.
follows a meeting the taxi operators’ leaders held with Masualle at State House
before they handed over their memorandum of demands at the Bhisho Stadium.
at several Eastern Cape towns, townships and villages came to a complete
standstill as hundreds of angry taxi drivers blockaded main roads into and out
of townships such as Mdantsane, Cuba in Butterworth, Mthatha’s Ngangelizwe as
well as Zwelitsha in King William’s Town from as early as 4am yesterday.
saw thousands of commuters being left stranded and motorists unable to get to
their workplaces for most of yesterday morning.
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