City of Cape Town estimates damages well over R4 million following taxi strike

The City of Cape Town suffered a loss of R275 000, damage to private vehicles was estimated to R380 000 and Golden Arrow suffered a loss of R3.5m.

This comes after last weeks protest led by members of two of the Cape’s biggest taxi associations Cata and the Codeta.

The protest was in response to a grievance against the treatment from the provincial government. The associations handed over a memorandum to Premier Alan Winde to address the issues.

The City’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith, said Initial assessments after Thursday’s destructive taxi protest indicate that infrastructure damage runs well over R4 million.

by Everngelista Muza


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