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TAXI BLOCKADE: RNM/Saps in talks with Santaco

The various authorities have been in discussions.

An agreement has just been reached with the leadership of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) that roads should be opened.

This is according to a statement released by RNM late this afternoon.

Spokesman Simon April said RNM was aware of the taxi blockade in and around Port Shepstone which has affected (mostly) the N2 between Umtentweni and Murchison.

Various traffic intersections have been blockaded by trucks and/or taxis, disrupting traffic.

For many, especially parents of school-going children in Port Shepstone, Marburg and Albersville, as well as further south in Izotsha and Oslo Beach, it’s been a stressful and trying day.

“The leadership of the municipality, KZN Department of Transport (Operation Shanela – Public Transport Enforcement Unit), RNM Law Enforcement, Saps and leadership of Santaco are currently on engagements to have roads opened,” said April.

He could not say how soon, but said the leadership and management of the municipality, and all relevant government agencies, were doing their utmost best to have this matter resolved as soon as possible.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this unfortunate situation.”

Earlier: Taxi and truck protest shuts roads on KZN South Coast


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