Ismail Vadi condemns taxi association road blockade in Joburg CBD

Two Soweto taxi associations blocked roads in Johannesburg inner city demanding to see Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Vadi says the taxi associations who are fighting over routes from Dube in Soweto to Johannesburg did not make any arrangements to meet with him.

He says the blockade was unfortunate and uncalled for. He says the taxi associations did not have permission to block roads.

I am told a number of these taxi operators came with their drivers fully armed. So, it became a tense situation. I think the police just monitored the situation and did not want any kind of confrontation.

Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC

Vadi says the associations did not want to talk to any officials from his department, but insisted that he come and talk to them.

I am not going to be intimidated by taxi associations. You can't just rock up there, blockade the city center and demand that I talk to you.

Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is currently clearing traffic in the inner city.

Listen to the audio below to hear why JMPD did not take any action against taxi operations for blocking roads illegally...

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