Durban taxi chaos enters 3rd day

Durban taxi chaos enters 3rd day

The South African National Taxi Association has denied that its members have downed tools, saying they took a decision to embark on a stand-down. 


Now in its third day, the move has forced commuters in and around eThekwini to make alternative transport arrangements.  

This comes after hundreds of vehicles, including minibus taxis and metered taxis were impounded at the weekend for not having route permits.

SANTACO KwaZulu-Natal's Yusuf Khaliva says they are yet to meet with the municipality.

''There is no strike, intimidation or whatever. I mean it's just a stand-down. At the moment there is nothing taking place. We have not met with the city's officials and they are still quite.

''The status quo remains,'' he said.

KZN Transport officials say some of these operators owe traffic fines. This makes it difficult for them to obtain permission from the Municipality to be issued with permits.

The department says another challenge it is dealing with is the alleged recruitment of operators without permits - by some taxi associations. 

(File photo)

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