santacoNews24 reports that minibus taxi operators in Durban and surrounding areas have started blocking busy Durban roads ahead of their protest to Toyota in Prospection, Isipingo later on Wednesday.  

Streets in the Durban CBD, Umlazi, Isipingo and the N2 have been blockaded with Toyota Quantum minibuses.  The South African Taxi Association reportedly decided to embark on the protest because of the escalating cost of the Toyota Quantum since it was introduced in the country 10 years ago.  A letter from the Umbumbulu Taxi Association states that the protest would last until 15:00.  It advises that minibus taxi operators are protesting over high interest rates

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