The Western Cape Premier and the City of Cape Town have welcomed the end of the violent taxi protest, but have criticised the loss of life and disruption to the economy, saying it could have been averted if the taxi association accepted the same offer made a week ago. 

On Thursday evening, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) accepted the city’s offer to release vehicles they believed were “wrongly impounded” and agree on when they can be impounded. ..

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