Cape taxi violence hearings underway, report due Friday

Western Cape MEC for Transport and public works , Donald Grant, says hearings that involve 9 taxi associations in the Western Cape are underway following the taxi violence that has ensued in the province over the past months.

Grant says he awaits a report from the hearings which he will receive on Friday.

He says there haven't been any reports of deaths since the police minister's visit a week ago.

The minister met with the relevant taxi associations and told them that he will shut down routes and ranks if the killings don't stop.

Read: Police Minister orders end to taxi violence or face a shutdown

All 9 associations have been given an opportunity to provide evidence as to the causes of the killings which emanate from the Delft area.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

There's been an independent tribunal that was appointed to sift through that evidence and the final report should be completed by Friday.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

On Sunday 24 June all major taxi association have agreed that there will be a cessation to violence.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

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