Traffic police: We will forcefully remove taxis

Traffic police: We will forcefully remove taxis

The Gauteng Traffic Police say they will "forcefully" remove any vehicle which illegally disrupts traffic.

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Scores of metered taxis disrupted traffic on major routes to the O.R. Tambo International Airport on Friday morning by staging a drive-slow.

According to Gauteng Traffic Police's Busaphi Nxumalo, the metered taxis are staging the protest against the app-driven taxi service, Uber.

"We have been told that the metered taxi drivers don't want Uber to operate in Gauteng. They are blocking the R21 and R24 and no one has the right to block the roads so it is illegal," she says.

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Nxumalo adds that they will be impounding the vehicles and arresting the drivers if they continue disrupting traffic.

"If a person ignores instruction by Gauteng Traffic Police, unfortunately they will be arrested and have their vehicles impounded," she says.

Members of the Gauteng Traffic Police have been deployed to various parts around the O.R. Tambo International Airport to monitor the situation and direct traffic.

"Our guys are out on the roads in and around Ekurhuleni to ensure that people have access to and from the airport," she says. 

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