‘Govt will not be held ransom by any transport association’
The department has stepped in to mediate an ongoing dispute between metered taxi and Uber drivers.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Community Safety Department says government will not be held at ransom by any public transport association over who can operate on certain provincial routes.
The department has stepped in to try to mediate an ongoing dispute between metered taxi drivers and Uber drivers after the announcement that Uber will now be regulated.
The department's spokesperson, Thapelo Moiloa, says both the MEC of community and roads and transport have called on the two parties to come together to through the matter without violence.
"They cannot be held at ransom to decide who must operate which route and who cannot. The safety of our commuters comes first, hence the meeting is scheduled to take place today between the two rivals and the two MECs." LISTEN: Metered taxi drivers want Uber drivers to stop operating
LISTEN: Metered taxi drivers want Uber drivers to stop operating