Friday, July 09, 2021

Cata and Codeta sign a peace agreement following taxi violence

Following the recent taxi violence, an emergency meeting with the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta) have signed a peace agreement.

This comes after eight taxi operators were gunned down in separate incidents across the Cape metropole earlier this week. On Wednesday, seven people were killed in separate incidents. So far the proveince has seen upto 72 people killed since begininging of the year along with 33 attempted mjurder cases related to taxi murders alone.

Yesterday, Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works Daylin Mitchell held an urgent meeting with the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco), Cata, Codeta and senior government officials to address the taxi violence and disruptions that have been plaguing the province.

Yesterday many commuters across Cape Town were forced to make use of alternative transport with some deciding to walk as no taxis were available. However, today Mitchel stated, taxi operations will be fully functional as agreed by the parties with a signed pledge of peace.

by Everngelista Muza

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