The Dal Josaphat Traffic Centre in Paarl is open again
to the public following the arrest of four taxi drivers and the impoundment of
15 minibus taxis that blocked the area and participated in taxi violence earlier
today (Monday, 18 October 2021).
The taxis were impounded because they were operating
in contravention of their permit conditions. All taxi owners and taxi drivers
have now left the area (including Edison Street).
Drakenstein Municipality’s Traffic Services and Law
Enforcement divisions joined forces with the South African Police Service, the
Public Order Policing unit and Provincial Traffic in the closed Paarl/Mbekweni
Route B97 operation. The law enforcement agencies remain on the scene to ensure
the public’s safety.