eThekwini to continue crack down on permitless vehicles

eThekwini to continue crack down on permitless vehicles

The eThekwini Municipality has vowed to continue removing all vehicles that operate without valid permits from the city's roads.


The warning comes after its metro police officials impounded more than 300 vehicles over the weekend for not having valid route permits.

These include minibus taxis and meter taxis, as well as private buses and their own municipal buses.

Taxi owners and drivers this morning decided to withhold commuter services in the city.

The South African National Taxi Council in KwaZulu-Natal has accused the municipality of going back on an agreement reached about the impounding of taxis following a similar incident earlier this year. 

The city has denied the claims of a deal between it and members of the taxi industry that the minibuses of those who flout transport rules would not be impounded. 

eThekwini officials say vehicles will only be released once an admission of guilt fine has been paid.

(File photo)

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