The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Monday morning taxis in Alexandra will be operating as usual.
This is despite the Alexandra taxi association saying it would be going on strike
These taxis were found to be in a very poor condition and were unroadworthy. Some were found to have licence discs that expired in 2012. Some had discs that indicated dishwasher repairs while others had newspaper clippings as discs on the windscreens,” said JMPD spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar.
Minnaar said taxi drivers were stopped because some were driving on the emergency lane while other drove on the wrong side of the road.
“The operation is ongoing and intensified. The officers should not stop doing what is expected of them to protect commuters from unroadworthy and unlicensed taxis,” added JMPD chief, David Tembe.
Minnaar said commuters in Alexandra and Joburg CBD might be affected.
— eNCA (@eNCA) June 25, 2018
Been up since 5 hoping I'll find taxis but dololo there's not even hooters… Alexander is so silent… I guess it's a holiday for us
— Pheladi Mokgaetsi Mmago Makutsu Ntsepana (@EntleMpho_) June 25, 2018
There are no taxis in Noord street, Midrand and Alex.
— The Thinking Ape (@naomi_rsa) June 25, 2018