Representatives from Taxify and metered taxi operators, on Tuesday morning, appeared before the Gauteng legislature to try and resolve ongoing tensions between them.
Violence ensued between metered-taxi drivers and drivers from the app-based cab hailing services last year.
Chairperson of the Gauteng Roads and Transport Committee Mafika Mgcina says Uber did not attend the scheduled meeting because representatives feared for their safety.
They have sent a letter that for security concerns, they are not going to be part of the meeting. We will engage with Uber again to ensure that they become part of this meeting.— Mafika Mgcina, Chairperson of the Gauteng Roads and Transport Committee
This is the beginning of a long journey. The premier has established a task team, so we are going to engage with the people that the premier has appointed. What we have done in the meeting today, we have isolated issues, we look at the issues as they are related to legislation, regulations and compliance.— Mafika Mgcina, Chairperson of the Gauteng Roads and Transport Committee
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