Earlier this morning (Thursday) an agreement between parties has reportedly been reached for the application on behalf of Polokwane-based taxi association LLB Beleggings BK against 12 respondents – the Minister of Police and top brass as well as four taxi associations and four individuals linked to them – to be removed from the roll of the Limpopo High Court and be brought before court at a later stage.
The application on behalf of taxi operators affiliated to LLB Beleggings BK seeks to, among others, compel the Police to deploy manpower in a down-town taxi rank when members intend to load and off-load passengers to and from Gauteng in terms of a court order on 28 November last year.
It was established from LLB Beleggings BK legal representative Jeffrey Rahlagane that papers from a party representing four respondents attached to the Police have been served this morning, while no opposing affidavits have as yet been filed by the remaining respondents.
The application that was on the court roll this morning was due to be placed back on the roll again once counsel for the applicant has responded to the allegations contained in the papers received from the Police that earlier, he said.
Story and photo: YOLNADE NEL