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Police remain vigilant after taxi protest in Vereeniging

It’s believed drivers were outraged by poor infrastructure and claimed roads were riddled with potholes and delays in the upgrading of the taxi rank.

Taxis block roads in Vereeniging in protest action on 20 March 2019. Picture: EWN Traffic/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Police say they are on high alert in Vereeniging following a taxi strike in the area.

Calm has been restored after taxi drivers barricaded all entrances on Wednesday during a protest.

It’s believed drivers were outraged by poor infrastructure and delays in upgrades to the taxi rank.

Gauteng police spokesperson captain Mavela Masondo said: “We have intensified our police visibility and we will remain in the area until we are sure that everything is back to normal.”

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