Taxi drivers barricaded the road using their vehicles on Monday May 6 in Green Point.
They claimed they were still waiting for the City of Cape Town to issue them with taxi licenses. Traffic police impounded about 30 taxis.
Meanwhile, the City says it will make submissions to the Provincial Regulatory Authority seeking the suspension of any operating licences linked to the impounded vehicles and their owners.
Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “This is the second illegal blockade in as many days and the City cannot tolerate such behaviour. Apart from the fact that it erases any chance of discussions in good faith about the concerns of taxi operators, it also causes untold frustration to motorists who are inconvenienced by these actions and it harms the economy, which we can ill afford. That is why I called Traffic management to ensure that officers enforced the National Road Traffic Act fully and impounded the vehicles that were obstructing the road.”
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