Taxi violence: WC ANC, alliance partners trying to broker peace

The Western Cape government has been trying to broker peace between warring taxi factions over the last few weeks but to no avail. The ANC, SACP, SANCO and Cosatu believe their negotiations with Cata and Codeta will lead to an agreement. eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports. Courtesy #DStv403 

CAPE TOWN - Could more players in the field lead to peace between warring taxi factions in Cape Town?  

The ANC and its alliance partners in the Western Cape believe so.  

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They are negotiating with taxi associations to find a lasting peace agreement.  

More than 20 people have been killed in taxi-related shootings this month.  

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The contentious Bellville to Mbekweni taxi route – at the heart of the unrest – has been closed down for a period of two months.

Meanwhile, Cosatu says workers can’t be dismissed for missing work due to the taxi unrest and it will assist those who want to dispute a dismissal.

* eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports.


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