MOSSELBAAI NUUS - Tension between taxis and traffic officials have been resolved and taxis in Mossel Bay are in full operation again.
This follows days of tension which led to protests by taxi drivers on Louis Fourie Road. The Public Order Policing Unit had to be deployed.
Taxi drivers protested against their taxis being impounded last week as a result of their contravening traffic regulations.
Chairman of one of the taxi associations, Codeta, in Mossel Bay, Sipho Bokuva, told the Mossel Bay Advertiser the strike had finished.
Commuters in Mossel Bay were left stranded on Monday when the two taxi associations, Codeta and Uncedo, halted operations in support of three taxi drivers who were arrested during protests last week.
"We have had meetings with all parties involved and the issues have been resolved," Bokuva said.
The three taxi drivers made their first court appearance in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of public violence. One of the three suspects also appeared on a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly drove his taxi through a police barricade, almost hitting a police officer.
The charges were made after taxis blocked Louis Fourie Road on Friday, 26 February and again on Monday, this time also at the Crotz Street intersection.
The suspects were released on bail and will appear in court again soon.
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