GEORGE NEWS & VIDEO - Members of Codeta Disadvantage Taxi Association in George blocked the entrance to the offices of the provincial traffic department in York Street, where the impound is located, earlier today.
The depot of Go George bus service is also situated on the same premises.
Mawande Qhange, an executive member of Codeta Disadvantage Taxi Association, said they blocked the entrance because some of their vehicles were impounded by the traffic authorities early this morning.
“That was because they allegedly did not have permits to operate in Borcherds. The members decided to go to the bus depot where a meeting was supposed to take place at 10:00, but this was postponed. We want to know why our members’ vehicles were impounded,” said Qhange.
According to information George Herald received, several traffic officials were trapped for some time as the taxis blocked the entrance. The police’s public order unit (Pops) was called out to assist with the situation.
“After discussions, police told the unhappy taxi drivers and owners to disperse within a given time. It was only when the police’s water cannon arrived that the taxis left the scene,” a source told the paper.
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George Herald is awaiting response from the different stakeholders.
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