Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
1 minute read
13 Jul 2021
5:00 am

Services suspended amid pro-Zuma protests

Asanda Matlhare

The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) president Phillip Taaibosch said the taxi council did not force any taxi operators to suspend their services, but advised them to be cautious.

People carry away goods as they loot from Cambridge Foods in Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni on 12 July 2021. Picture: Michel Bega

The pandemonium of #ShutdownSA continued across the country and left the transport industry with no choice but to suspend its services. The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) president Phillip Taaibosch said the taxi council did not force any taxi operators to suspend their services, but advised them to be cautious. “The protests in KwaZulu-Natal didn’t make it conducive for taxi operators to operate due to the ongoing vandalism. Taxi operators were individual owners of the vehicles and their insurances would not pay for damages caused by the violent protests.” Taaibosch said he was aware that there were operational taxi ranks...