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gautengANA reports that Gauteng MEC for roads and transport, Ismail Vadi, warned on Wednesday that if it turned out the culprit responsible for burning a Taxify driver in the boot of a car was a metered taxi operator, he would not hesitate to shut down all operations of metered taxis in the province.  

Vadi was speaking to the media during a visit to the family of the murdered driver.  Siyabonga Ngcobo’s body was found in the boot of a burnt Taxify vehicle last Thursday near Unisa’s Sunnyside campus in Pretoria.  The 21-year-old Tshwane University of Technology student had just joined the company a week prior to his murder to make extra money.  Taxify drivers have blamed meter taxi drivers, a claim which the latter strongly deny.  Vadi stated:  “We can’t carry on like this, we can’t have barbarism and barbaric behavior being a new norm to resolve what is basically a business dispute.  It’s a commercial interest matter, we can’t allow lives to be taken in this kind of way.  It is just unacceptable.”  The MEC for community safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, said they would not rest until the perpetrators had been brought to book.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, We will shut down metered taxi operations over murder, warns MEC, at News24

And also, MECs shocked police haven't spoken to family of murdered Taxify driver, at News24


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