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'Savage' attackers of Uber driver must face justice, says Gauteng MEC Mamabolo

Videos show the hapless taxi driver, only identified as Mulalo, being severely whipped by two men forcing him into a marked Katlehong People’s Taxi Association car.

2021-09-17 09:09:00 AM

Gauteng MEC for public transport and roads infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo has condemned the attacks on an e-hailing cab service Uber driver in Katlehong. crime assault uber gauteng

Videos show the hapless taxi driver, only identified as Mulalo, being severely whipped by two men forcing him into a marked Katlehong People’s Taxi Association car.

Mamabolo has called on law enforcement to “apprehend each and every individual” who was involved in the crime.“We have come a long way as a province in dealing with minibus taxi violence. This incident is an affront to the efforts of so many peace-loving people within the taxi industry and the people of Gauteng. These individuals should face the full might of the law,” added Mamabolo.

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He said the Gauteng department of roads and transport has made significant strides together with the taxi industry in rooting out violence in the volatile sector since the July 2019 Gauteng Taxi Summit held in Emfuleni Local Municipality, Sedibeng.“Together with the provincial South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the Gauteng National Taxi Alliance and their various associations, the Gauteng provincial government has availed platforms for dispute resolution in an effort to avert violence as means of resolving problems in the public transport sector. We have made tremendous progress in this regard,” said Mamabolo.

He added that the latest incident of violence should not be allowed to undermine the efforts that have been made in ridding the province of taxi violence.“All our interventions in the taxi industry were to ensure that the industry sheds its negative public perception and takes its rightful place in the public transport value chain,” said Mamabolo. headtopics.com

Earlier this year, e-hailing cab drivers in Pretoria told the African News Agency that lucrative public transport hubs like the Bosman station in the central business district had been declared a no-go area for them and that they faced frequent violence and hijackings.

“What is worse is that now, even a member of the public driving his/her Toyota Corolla, Toyota Etios or Nissan Almera can be pelted with stones and sjamboked at Bosman because these cars are believed to be Taxify [now called Bolt] or Uber,” one said.“There is a police station at Bosman station but the police officers there are busy with something else.”

In May, a timely intervention by an off-duty Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officer saved a driver for e-hailing cab service Bolt who had been hijacked and bundled into the boot of his car, while it was being stripped. Read more: IOL News »

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GTP_Traffstats In humane His job is to regulate the transport industry, not to condemn. Similar incidents happen almost everyday across the province, condemning is not sustainable and pro-active

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Uber driver attacked in Katlehong by taxi association membersGauteng public transport and roads infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has condemned the attack on an e-hailing driver in Katlehong, and has called for law enforcement to bring the perpetrators to book. They arrest thugs today and tomorrow they r out on bail. The Justice system here is favouring criminals. U can truck those thugs easily but trust me, nothing will happen to them. It's sad Hopefully they'll also deal with Tembisa Kempton Park Taxi Association.

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