By: Ramaredi Machethe
The Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety has today welcomed the decision by Taxi Associations operating to Mall of the North and Polokwane to end violence.
The decision follows a week of public transport disruption around some parts of Polokwane that left many commuters stranded. The associations involved met with the department yesterday and agreed to continue with operations.
According the Spokesperson of the Department, Matome Moremi Taueatsoala, the associations are expected to put their grievances in writing and provide suggested solutions to the department by end of business today (Tuesday 19 January2021) detailing the causes of the conflicts and solutions to resolve the conflicts. The department will then look into the proposed solutions and issue resolutions by Friday this week.
The department has also issued interim directives to ensure that law and order is maintained and to guarantee the safe and reliable use of public transport for the commuters and residents of Polokwane. The taxis are not allowed to bind or park their public transport vehicles in places not designated as holding areas. Public transport vehicles operated in areas stipulated in their operating licenses will be impounded