Cape Town council meeting gets underway after initial chaos

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A City of Cape Town council debate on the eight-day taxi strike that disrupted public transport and left thousands of commuters stranded, is underway.

An alternative venue had to be used after chaos erupted in the council chambers earlier when the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) disrupted the mayor’s speech.

The African National Congress (ANC) and EFF are not currently represented in the room.

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says that the violence that accompanied the taxi strike should not be allowed.