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“Except in Khayelitsha, the taxi strike has had little impact on the city as a whole,” SABC News

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The City of Cape Town says the taxi strike has so far had limited impact on the city, except in the Khaelitsha area, where law enforcement agencies have been dealing with a series of civil disturbances since dawn.

This two-day strike by the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) began on Monday morning in an attempt to force the provincial government to reinstate the Blue Dot Taxi program.

At the end of the month, the project will be stopped due to lack of funding.

A member of the Mayor’s Committee on Safety and Security, J. P. Smith says three buses were set on fire, another was overturned and several roads were blocked.

Smith says members have now been placed on buses to ensure the safety of passengers.

‚ÄúThere were cowardly attacks on some public transport vehicles in Khayelit this morning when two Golden Arrow buses and a MyCiti bus were burnt down. It has become the norm for some individuals in the public transport sector to try to destroy competition and destroy competing public transport vehicles.’

The district remains tense. No casualties have been reported. Many passengers were also left behind.

The SABC News Reporter reports on the taxi strike in the video below:

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