Why roads were blocked by taxi drivers in the CBD

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The North West police used rubber bullets to disperse taxi operators blocking roads in Rustenburg on Thursday (16 May). According to Municipal spokesperson Mr. David Magae, the Rustenburg Local Municipality conducted an operation with SA Police Service and Road Traffic Management Corporation to remove people who had opened a taxi rank along the R101 road (Tlhabane road leading to Swartruggens). He said there were individuals driving cars, who would follow cars that had offered hitchhikers a lift. They would then flick their lights, signaling the cars to stop, and once the car stopped they demanded that the passengers return to the taxi rank. Read more in this week’s edition of the Rustenburg Herald.