Striking taxi operators shut down Ladysmith rank

Striking taxi operators shut down Ladysmith rank

Police are on high alert at the Ladysmith taxi rank due to strike action that has left commuters stranded, with no taxis in operation on Wednesday. 

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It's understood that roads leading to the rank run by the Kliprivier Taxi Association were blocked by minibuses. 

READ: More than 2 000 unsafe taxis to be taken off the roads

Tensions between the Kliprivier and Sizwe Taxi Associations over routes have simmered in recent months, after a spate of killings last year. This includes the murder of Samson Hlatshwayo, Kliprivier's Deputy Chairperson.  

The South Africa National Taxi Council (SANTACO) spokesperson Sifiso Shangase says some of their members have been sent to Ladysmith to try to to restore calm to the area. 


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