Traffic in Cape Town has been brought to a standstill on the N2 in- and outbound. This after taxi drivers have abandoned their vehicles in the middle of the freeway, blocking all the lanes.
Global ride-sharing firm, Uber, on Friday faced another legal bump on the road to its blockbuster initial public offering, with taxi drivers launching a class action lawsuit in Australia.
The case against 36 taxi drivers in Vereeniging has been provisionally withdrawn.
Acts of violence and intimidation are being reported in different parts of the Eastern Cape as the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) taxi shutdown continues.
The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, has released a statement condemning what he says is “the senseless killing of 11 taxi drivers and the critical wounding of four.”