The Western Cape branch of the National Taxi Alliance has threatened to cause chaos in Cape Town if the city forges ahead with its planned Bus Rapid Transit system. Spokesperson, Mvuyisi Mente, has rubbished claims that the taxi industry is on board with regards to the project’s implementation. “If they continue with the implementation – those who are against the implementation of BRT will revolt against the BRT. We will not keep on and fold our arms. We will bring Cape Town down.”

Mente however says they are open to talks with city mayor, Dan Plato. Mante says: “If Mr Plato decides, he must call in the taxi industry – Western Cape and Santaco. We have no problem, so that we can talk…” Meanwhile, members of taxi associations that gathered at the Jabulani amphitheatre in Soweto on Wednesday, have threatened to take strong action if President Jacob Zuma does not get back to them on the promises he made during their meeting before the elections. SABC