WCED submits papers to High Court to end taxi blockade

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has submitted papers to the Western Cape High Court on Thursday, as part of their next step in taking legal action to end the alleged illegal blockade of learner transport by taxi association, Cape Organisation for the Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA).

Codeta agreed on Friday to suspend their blockade, but according to the WCED, contracted Learner Transport Scheme drivers continued to be harassed this week, with 1 800 learners missing school on Monday. This has since dropped to 990 learners staying home on Tuesday, and 880 on Wednesday.

‘’It was clear from Codeta’s answering papers that their callous attitude toward our children’s constitutional right to education persists. Our schools have been supporting learners by sharing take home work packs with parents, but it is now imperative that our children return to school as soon as possible,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape’s Education MEC.

‘’We again call on Codeta to issue a public statement confirming their undertaking before the Court not to threaten, intimidate, or prevent learner transport from operating in the Western Cape,’’ he added.


Done By: Mitchum George


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