Vereeniging taxi drivers suspend protest

Taxi drivers in Vereeniging have suspended their strike after meeting with transport officials on Wednesday. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Taxi drivers in Vereeniging have suspended their strike after meeting with transport officials on Wednesday.

Angry drivers blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks on Friday over the non-completion of a new taxi rank.

WATCH: Taxi drivers protest shuts down Vereeniging

They barricaded all entrances during a protest in the CBD.

Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at the protestors. 

A failed multi-million rand taxi rank project has led to a violent protest.

Taxi operators said government promised them the new taxi rank more than five years ago.

Source
eNCA