Law is onto taxis

2015-12-15 06:00

Commuters in the Athlone area will be breathing a little easier following the institution of a temporary taxi regulator in the area.

This comes after one of the previous regulators was shot.

Anthony Moses, councillor for ward 44, confirms that he is yet to meet with taxi operators in the area to elect a new regulator.

However, Moses says that because of the absence of a regulator, other elements have crept in to abuse the system.

“One of our great regulators was shot about a month ago. What has happened now is that because he is not there anymore, things are getting out of hand in terms of the station and regulating the taxis in the area. What is also going on is that commuters are being taxed by elements within the community. Not pirate operators, but by the gangsters.”

Moses says that although the current situation is unpleasant, he has called on the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement department to lend a helping hand to ensure the safety of commuters.

“They are going to elect a new regulator in order to bring calm to the station.

“What I have also done is place the law enforcement to regulate and patrol the area.”

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