Amaphela drivers rob and cause grief in Gugs

2017-09-14 06:00

I write this article as a concerned resident of Gugulethu.

I am traumatized by the robberies that are perpetrated by drivers of Avanza taxis.

Robberies happen in broad daylight and at night in Gugulethu, and Amaphela are responsible for this misery.

According to police statistics, Gugulethu rates number 2 in South Africa for murder.

Now we are experiencing hijackings, house robberies, where plasma television sets are targeted. Cellphone robberies are also the norm. Our Gugulethu is no longer a safe place to be.

Gugulethu is one of the most respected township which has produced community leaders and business people.

We allow these taxi operators to destroy our Gugulethu and traumatise our parents, brothers and sisters at our cost.

We are appealing to Deputy Minister of Police Comrade Bongani Mkhongi to help us, because Gugulethu is proud to have produced a leader like you.

These thugs are undermining your efforts to make our townships a safe place.

We believe that as a resident of Gugulethu, you will work with other stakeholders to bring this carnage to an end.

We are also appealing to the people of Gugulethu to not to keep quite or sit down while our Gugulethu is under attack by thugs.

All the organization and structures of GDF, GPDF, SANCO, the churches, school governing bodies and political parties, including businessess and street committees must stand up and call a meeting with the taxi associations Codesa and Cata to find a solution to this thuggery.

Concerned Resident Gugulethu

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