Taxi Violence | No agreement between CT taxi bosses


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JOHANNESBURG - Cape Town taxi bosses are struggling to reach an agreement to resolve the taxi violence in the city.

Transport officials had threatened to shut down all taxi ranks if it does not stop.

The Cata and Codeta taxi bosses have been fighting over routes.

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"In the event that the violence does not stop, I will have no option but to invoke Section 91 of the National Transport Act in the interest of keeping commuters and communities safe," said Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell.

"I have done so on 9 July. The public comments have now closed on 16 July and as of yesterday, I with the national minister provided one last opportunity to the minibus taxi industry and the leaders of Cata and Codeta to come to some sort of agreement in the interest of commuters."

Since the start of the year, at least 80 people have been killed in taxi-related shootings.

Over the last two weeks, violence has gripped the city once again, despite a peace agreement between warring factions.


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