Update: Reports of intimidation as men board buses and order residents off after taxi ban by MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mr Mxolisi Kaunda

It is unclear at this stage who are involved, but Matiwaneskop residents en-route to work yesterday morning (December 7) had their bus boarded by unknown men who ordered the residents off the bus. This is one of sporadic reports of intimidation that are beginning to filter through today.

It is being reported that, as of now, no buses have arrived in Matiwaneskop this morning.

Ezakheni is hardest hit by MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison Mr Mxolisi Kaunda’s total ban on taxis in the Ladysmith area.

But no reports have filtered through of intimidation in Ezakheni.

Also read: Breaking News: MEC for Transport takes on Ladysmith taxi warlords, banning taxis operating in Ladysmith for 6 months

Also read: Update: MEC cites police successes in combating taxi violence in Ladysmith

We are trying to get more updated information on the intimidation. We have been informed by community members that the police were informed.

Also read: Update: No taxis on the roads, with some people walking to work in Ladysmith

Also read: New Video: Mass shooting on the N11 near Ladysmith – 11 dead, taxi boss and daughter killed

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Rod Skinner
Caxton Digital Editorial Support Service

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