Santaco slams Ekurhuleni mayor

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File: Taxi ranks and routes were closed after violence flared up in Soweto earlier this year.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Taxi Council has slammed Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina.

Santaco says the mayor and the metro have failed to attend to their concerns.

It&39;s disputed reports that it&39;s against the Bus Rapid Transit system.

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BJ Mahlangu said Santaco is not happy with the manner in which authorities handled the process.

Taxi operators have embarked on a strike on Tuesday, demanding action from Ekurhuleni authorities.

Mahlangu said the strike will continue on Wednesday if their demands aren&39;t met.