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Taxi Owners Affected by JHB Blast Seek Compensation for Repairs and Lost Income



Taxi owners want compensation after the Joburg gas explosion

Taxi owners want compensation after the Joburg gas explosion on Wednesday afternoon, damaging at least 23 vehicles, most of which were taxis, on Bree and Rissik streets in the Johannesburg CBD.

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Eyewitness News reports that the cause of the explosion, suspected to be related to gas leakage, remains unknown. Minibus taxi owners in central Johannesburg expressed their frustration over the loss of income from the blast. Lucky Xaba, the spokesperson for the Johannesburg Southern Suburbs Taxi Association, highlighted how owners had to pay out of pocket to retrieve their badly damaged vehicles, leaving them idle and unable to generate income.

The taxi owners are seeking compensation for repairs and the income they have lost. Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi mentioned that the provincial government is discussing the issue of compensating those whose assets were damaged. Still, a decision has yet to be made.

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