ARMSTA takes grievances to local govt

It's delivered a memorandum of grievances to Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Alexandra Randburg, Midrand and Sandton Taxi Association (ARMSTA) has delivered a memorandum of grievances to Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane this afternoon.

The association is calling on the MEC to intervene after recent clashes between rival associations for routes to the new Mall of Africa in Midrand.

The association says its members are being attacked by rival taxi drivers despite a court order.

Three people were wounded in taxi violence shortly after the opening of the mall earlier this month.

ARMSTA chairperson Sam Budzwa Says most of their drivers have not reported for duty this week for fear of their safety.

"The cops are not helping us at all so we are demanding the MEC of safety help us. Our vehicles, since last week, have stopped working and we can't operate (sic)."