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Lekka life for Taxi Drivers

23 May 2012 One Comment

This was brought to my attention this morning by one of the guys at Speed and Sound magazine. It seems that the Taxi drivers in Durbs are about to get a very sweet deal.
via News 24

Durban metro police have been instructed not to fine or stop taxi drivers after last week’s violent strike, The Mercury reported on Tuesday.
The paper spoke to five officers on condition of anonymity, who said the instruction came from police deputy head Steve Middleton and metro police head Eugene Nzama on Monday morning via their two-way radios.
On Thursday, Durban taxi drivers protested, claiming the metro police were targeting them when issuing traffic fines. About 60 taxi drivers were arrested for public violence. Forty-six appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday and were released on R1 500 bail each. The rest were released without being charged. The Mercury reported that on Sunday KwaZulu-Natal Transport Alliance chairperson Eugene Hadebe threatened that taxi owners would “deal with” any metro officers seen “harassing” taxi drivers. Metro police spokesperson Eugene Msomi denied that officers were instructed to go easy on taxi drivers, but told The Mercury that officers had been advised to exercise caution. The eThekwini municipality is owed R1.3billion in unpaid fines from taxi drivers and other motorists.

Local seems to be very lekka in Durban, I should probably be investing in a taxi then.


One Comment »

  • cars said:

    We all here in SA knows how bad taxi drivers drive. Now, they think they can fly :)

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