Taxi strike caused chaos in Cape Town

Sep 18th, 2017 Video360 177 Views

CAPE TOWN: The taxi strike action which included members of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Retreat Taxi Association has slammed the City of Cape Town and left thousands of commuters stranded and caused chaos on the streets of Cape Town on Monday. The strike is believed to be due to taxi impoundments, new taxi laws and the upcoming provincial South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) elections.

Before the strike was reportedly called off, two buses were torched, cars and buses stoned and commuters attacked. Police spokesman FC van Wyk said one bus was set alight in Delft where firefighters and traffic officers came under attack.

The City of Cape Town reported that one of its MyCiti buses was set alight on the N2 near the R300 turnoff. The road was closed, but the City reported that N2 outbound was reopened just before midday, while the R300 had been opened in both directions.

Members of the public order policing unit were deployed to Du Noon, near Milnerton, Nyanga and Khayelitsha where buses and police officers were mostly attacked. Video by: Lubabalo Poswa, Henk Kruger & Cindy Waxa