Pretoria bus with passengers hijacked during feud between taxi operators

A bus with passengers was hijacked in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon after a feud between several taxi operators on the city's express bus service. Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, Mayor Committee on Roads and Transport, said on Wednesday that the A Re Yeng bus was allegedly hijacked by "double crossed " bus drivers who disregarded an agreement between the Tshwane metro and three taxi ranks. The company entered the agreement with the taxi associations of Hammanskraal, Stinkwater and Eersterust in December 2017. According to the company, taxi drivers are reimbursed to no longer enter the city center, but to pick up and drop off commuters at a newly built taxi and bus stop at the Wonderboom Junction shopping center at R17 per ride. From Wonderboom Junction, commuters will then be transported with A Re Yeng buses to the city center at R8 per ride. This agreement was implemented on January 8. "On Tuesday afternoon, taxi drivers from all three taxi associations refused to take pass…
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