Western Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile says since the closure of the route, calm has been restored. 83 people have been killed in the dispute this year, of which 24 from the 1st of July alone. Eight taxis were this week impounded for trying to operate on the route. At the same time, more than 20 people have been arrested.
The situation on the disputed Paarl to Cape Town taxi route appears to have stabilised after it was closed to the CATA and Codeta taxi organizations, on Monday.