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After she had missed the bus to work, this unlucky lady would never have suspected that a total stranger would come to her rescue with a lift.
Friday saw some taxi operators losing their rides after major Cape Town roads were blocked off in an attempt to have R30 million in fines scrapped.
Protests by taxi drivers and owners wreaked havoc and a bus was set ablaze. This comes as police continues to zoom in on taxis that are breaking road laws and regulations.
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, appointed Justice Jeremiah Buti Shongwe to head the Commission of Inquiry Into Taxi Violence in Gauteng. They will look into the matter over the next months.
The Transport Department has plans to take more than 2 000 unroadworthy taxis off the country's roads. There will also expected of taxi operators to buy newer taxi models in the future.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has unveiled the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, which seeks to both make roads safer and capitalise on the industry.