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Taxi road rage video a YouTube hit

2012-03-08 10:02

Bloemfontein - CCTV footage of a Bloemfontein minibus taxi driver driving into and then cruelly assaulting a pedestrian in a road rage incident in Andries Pretorius Street has attracted international attention after going viral on the internet.

Minibus taxi driver Aggrey Mojanaga, 43, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault on Monday, but the charge was provisionally withdrawn by the Free State director of public prosecutions due to a lack of evidence. The case may be reopened.

Volksblad has meanwhile removed the footage from YouTube at the request of Stanley Reizis, owner of the Brent Oil fuel station whose security cameras recorded the incident last week.

Reizis, a well-known businessman and developer, received calls from as far as Greece about the incident, and insists that the road rage attack had nothing to do with his fuel station. It took place in the road in which his business is situated, and the name of his business can be seen in the video.

Widely discussed

A Canadian, however, made a copy of the original video uploaded by Volksblad and posted it under the title "Brutal Road Rage Caught on CCTV in South Africa" on the video sharing site.

By Thursday morning, nearly 90 000 people had already viewed the video on YouTube.

The video has been posted on several national and international websites and has been discussed widely on radio stations, television and social media sites such as Twitter.

The American website Guyism also put the video in their humour section, saying that hopefully South Africa has anger management classes. Even Japanese and Dutch sites spread the video footage.

There has also been widespread outrage at the witnesses, who stood watching and failed to intervene in the incident. The victim was reportedly hospitalised, but has been discharged.

Police said the investigation into the driver of the taxi with the registration number DHK506FS would continue.

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Comments
  • Casey - 2012-03-08 10:06

    OMG this is sick. This taxi driver should be locked up in prison and beaten and so should the idiots just standing there and watching.

      Frank - 2012-03-08 10:28

      At first I thought the taxi driver should be locked up, but when I watched the video again and saw how arrogantly and nonchalantly the pedestrian was cruising across the road like he owned it, I actually realised the driver had a point. That idiot is going to think twice before dithering across the road in future thinking cars should stop for him, like he is the king or something. The kick in the face was rather excessive though, a boot on the backside would have sufficed.

      David - 2012-03-08 11:06

      @ Frank, the pedestrian is wrong. But you don't drive into him, then again and kick him in the face. Taxi drivers hate it when one behaves like they do. Maybe you think it is ok

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:15

      the charge was provisionally withdrawn by the Free State director of public prosecutions due to a lack of evidence. The evidence can be seen on the CCTV footage! does this judge need a cane and guide dog? or was he paid to turn a BLIND eye...either way he needs a cane and guide dog.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:19

      Perhaps I should run over the judge in full view of a camera, let's see if he sticks with the argument of lack of evidence. It just goes to show how incompetent our judicial system is. The message they are dissiminating to the public is that taxi butth0le drivers are above the law.

      Geoff - 2012-03-08 11:26

      The fact that at least four other people saw this happen and didn't even attempt to help the obviously injured man and then, to top it off, are not prepared to act as witnesses is indicative of the culture in Africa. This is the same attitude the ANC government has to towards the poor in SA!

      Leonie - 2012-03-08 11:30

      Frank...you should be locked up as well...this is soo sick.....and the point is...taxidrivers act like the own the road, drive the way they want to, do what they want to.....they should be banned from our roads

      Grant - 2012-03-08 11:42

      @Frank - I thought the same thing INITIALLY. Then I realised that the driver is also one of those who "owns the road". I can't support one pr!ck over another...

      Patsy - 2012-03-08 11:49

      Probably scared they'd get beaten up too.....

      Frank - 2012-03-08 12:03

      @grantcallaway Agreed!

      Heibrin - 2012-03-08 13:07

      My sincerest hope is that the story behind the video (taxi driver's assault charge dropped due to 'lack of evidence') is posted together with the video, so that the world can see what a banana republic in the making looks like.

      Willie - 2012-03-08 14:20

      Lock him up and no parole

      Rainbow - 2012-03-08 14:32

      martin Luther king once said "Quote" "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". need i say more!

      Nina - 2012-03-08 14:37

      Oh my word!!! Taxi drivers need intervention. They get away with too much as it is daily, now this?? I was pushed off the road because I couldnt give him space to cut in front of me....Could we please put our heads together and come up with soemthing, cos these idiots do what they want...DISTURBED!!!

      Eric - 2012-03-08 15:15

      @Geoff. Now what the hell has the ANC government got to do with a TAXI driver first knocking over a Pedestrian, TWICE and then Hitting the person with a knee in the face. Three Charges, Assault with intent to do Grievous body harm,Hit&and Run and Reckless driving.

      Craig - 2012-03-08 17:23

      FRANK - do you have a license? Last I remember, right of way goes as follows; 1. Pedestrians 2. Horses and carts 3. Bicycles 4. Cars

      Louwellen - 2012-03-08 18:08

      Casey why do you use the Lords name? Don't you think it is a bit sicker than this clip? I would be ashamed if I were you...

      Russan - 2012-03-08 18:22

      AGREED ! Both belong to the same filthy attitude, both must be sent to prison - no fine, this is the SA name they send internationally TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT ! jUDGES only act on behaviour if soccer world cup

      Robert - 2012-03-08 18:42

      SA slogan on Marketing TAXIUNIONDOMINATION at its best. Come and visit and experience it yourself.

      Eric - 2012-03-08 18:51

      @Frank. You sound like a real Jo'burg boykie! Wouldn't mess with you ek se!

      Mikhail - 2012-03-08 19:37

      These people should be culled. You see how dangerous a monopoly is? Why does no one do anything? If they do other taxi drivers will band together and help them out. Please take down the taxi mafia, there is no space for your barabarism in our society. Everytime I see something like this I see that we are no better than the chimps we share 99% of our DNA with. It makes me so so sad to see this. Just remember our blue light friends are exactly the same as this. I just hope by the time my children grow up we would have moved away from this violent alpha male sh1t

      Cracker - 2012-03-08 20:16

      Initially one is disgusted and all the rest but having read Frank's comment one has to reflect a bit. Frank has a very valid point. A sense of amusement seems to take over and for valid reasons. Both the characters in the video should perhaps stick to strict pavement commuting.

      Thozi - 2012-03-08 20:54

      @rainbownation Did Martin Luther King also transport his children in a taxi?

      Sands.Porter - 2012-03-08 21:31

      @ Frank..... I think you should watch the clip again... I do not think the person was walking arrogantly.... I suspect he was either drunk or mentally ill. Regardless..... This should be classed as a 'double hit' no make that a 'Triple hit' and run..... Apsolutely unacceptable.

      Nicholas.Spaggiari - 2012-03-09 02:26

      Amazed at how everyone just carries on with their own thing as if it's normal.

      brionyl.french - 2012-03-09 05:19

      @ DAVEB Jay walking is legal here look at every road and the people that cross them, including the highway, the taxi driver is out of line...

      flies37 - 2012-03-09 06:36

      Casey if you really stay in South Africa, you should know better than expecting those standbys to do something (in the presence of the taxi driver though), the taxi driver would have done the same to them too or worse. After the taxi driver is gone at least they should have helped the victim.

      Abigail - 2012-03-09 08:27

      I agree that the taxi driver should be locked up, but sadly I don't blame the people just watching. What would you have done, Casey? You never know when someone is going to pull out a gun and start shooting. This is South Africa.

      Bobo - 2012-03-09 08:34

      @ rainbownation : Now what exatly has your mumbling oubout skin colour has to do with the incident at hand ? Do you know what trolls and idiots do...they change any subject to start a racist debate.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-09 08:37

      This is appalling,not to mention embarrising to all South Africans. I really wish i had just read the story and not watched the video. I dont get the not enough evidence part,you have they guy doing it on video,how much more evident can it get?

      Brad - 2012-03-09 10:45

      Brings to mind our international advertising' pay off line "South Africa, Its possible"

      J-Man - 2012-03-09 15:16

      @ Louwellen - get over yourself.

      Gavin - 2012-03-10 08:33

      What all of you are missing is the audio, there is a reason why the guy stopped, the pedestrian must have said something, in most cases of road rage it is the voice or hand signals that get you into trouble. I find it difficult to believe that guy got attacked for not doing anything other than cross the road lazily?

      Niel - 2012-03-10 11:33

      Typical of their race...gutless

      Dean - 2012-03-12 17:42

      @Frank (the plank!) I oughtta smack you in the head with my 3-iron, and then complain to you that your head should not have been on my tee-off spot! YOU IDIOT! Yes, the guy was on the street, but that doesnt warrant been driven over and then kicked in the head. The taxi driver is a coward cancerous scum whgo would never attempt to kick a 100% fit person the face. He only kicks a person in the face after incapacitating them with his 2-ton-plus vehicle. You, Frank are a coward, just like the Taxi driver in question here. And remember the taxi driver drove onto the pavement to cause damage to the pedestrian. Do taxis belong on the pavements??? REMOVE THIS CANCER from our ROADS!!!!

  • desiree.nash2 - 2012-03-08 10:11

    and there is not enough evidence against him? come on!

      Jack - 2012-03-08 10:57

      This is exactly what happend to that poor white girl not too long ago, only much much worse!! These people have no remorse for life!!

      Helmut - 2012-03-08 10:59

      It is becoming a habit - South Africa making international new for the wrong reasons!

      Leonie - 2012-03-08 11:33

      desiree....ever heard of payoffs....taxidrivers is very good in that, maybe the prosecutor should be investigated

      Grant - 2012-03-08 11:43

      @Helmut - its for the RIGHT reasons! The rest of the world needs to see the real South Africa - not just the World-Cup one.

      Willie - 2012-03-08 14:23

      "...Police said the investigation into the driver of the taxi with the registration number DHK506FS would continue..." what more do you want get the guy use the video footage and send him to jail

      Stefan - 2012-03-08 16:20

      It was only provisionally withdrawn so that the state can gather evidence and complete their investigation. If you charge someone based on a copy of a copy of cctv footage chances are that the defence would simply argue that the accused is trialled by the media and that the state's case is without sufficient and "original" proof. Charges will be brought against the idiot, just a little later when the investigation is completed. It is common practice to do it like this, simply to prevent the accused from arguing that he'd suffered enough due to the weak case the state tried to convict him with.

  • LN - 2012-03-08 10:12

    Please explain how there can be a lack of evidence or is the judge ever-dense?

      Willa - 2012-03-08 10:37

      Your grasp of the law is sorely lacking. The director of prosecutions still has to instigate the prosecution - a "judge" has nothing to do with it. Ignorant people should think before the write.

      LN - 2012-03-08 10:52

      Never heard of word play for comica purpose then? Too busy studying an inefficient law system?

      Helmut - 2012-03-08 11:00

      He is either related to the driver or the driver has got deep pockets and the right connections!

      Nina - 2012-03-08 14:48

      @Willa: I have to disagree. This is a simple case. there is a case and more that enough evidence (beyond reasonable doubt), what must be investigated as all the elements have been proven??? this matter should already be at sentencing stage. The presiding officer (judge) was wrong and is incompetent in his decision. I am in the profession and will be the first to admit that this is NONSENSE and a DISGRACE.

      Bertus - 2012-03-08 15:04

      Was the video submitted as evidence though? Did the police at least attempt to get statements from the witnesses? There is a lot of factors to consider. Besides the Magistrate did not throw the case out, the prosecution withdrew. It is the police's job to supply the prosecutor with evidence.

      Eric - 2012-03-08 15:18

      Lack of Evidence produced by the Prosecutor. Making sure they have the right driver, witnesses. In other words the police have not put enough together for the Prosecutor to present a solid case. Investigations are going on and believe me the Driver will be brought to book.

      Willa - 2012-03-08 15:24

      @nina. If you are in the profession, you would have understood that the accused did not plea, as the charges were withdrawn, but he can be charged at a later stage. If he did not plea, obviously there was no prosecution yet, and no evidence led before the presiding officer.To carge that the presiding officer(probably a magistrate) was wrong and incompetent, actually reflects on your competency

      Nina - 2012-03-13 13:53

      @Willa: Blah blah blah, technicalities do not make it right. Judicial officers have a DISCRETION! Anyway thats your opinion, arguing on the merits is the nature of the profession after all.

  • john.fourie1 - 2012-03-08 10:13

    Lack of evidence???? What did I just look at or is our justice system just blind!

      Deus - 2012-03-10 07:22

      We are youtube WOOOH! Souf Afreeka famous for all the right reasons

  • Tracy - 2012-03-08 10:13

    And the bystanders just stand there and do nothing, don't even try to help, what has this world come to? It is the mentality of "not my problem, look the other way"

      kerrimg - 2012-03-08 10:36

      i think they were worried if they did help

      Aliyah - 2012-03-08 14:02

      okay so you scared of taxi drivers, but atleast help the guy move out of the way or call the police or ambulance or someone....seriously sometimes i wonder how some people's brain work ai ja ne....

  • john.ncala - 2012-03-08 10:14

    Minibus taxi driver Aggrey Mojanaga, 43, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault on Monday, but the charge was provisionally withdrawn by the Free State director of public prosecutions due to a lack of evidence. The case may be reopened what is lack of evidence the footage is it not evidence NXA!!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-03-08 20:28

      The problem appears to be that although he is the regular driver of that taxi, the footage is not clear enough to say that is his face. There's a better view of the driver's t-shirt than his face. So the State has to prove that it was in fact him. If witnesses don't come forward well....

  • Clint - 2012-03-08 10:14

    JUST ANOTHER DAY IN SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laura De La Mare - 2012-03-08 10:15

    Cannot believe that no one helped him, the two guys at the intersection just stood there and watched it happen. These taxi drivers are a law unto themselves and endanger the lives of innocent people on a daily basis.

      Leon - 2012-03-08 10:41

      Most taxi drivers are armed, so you would have preferred a blood-bath?

      Cindy - 2012-03-08 10:51

      I agree Laura, the bystanders ddidnt even flinch! I've often wanted to beat jaywalkers but havent done so because my sense of right and wrong seems to be in working order....... Taxi-drivers are on a par with poachers.... scum!

      Silvana - 2012-03-08 11:04

      @ Leon. No one wants a blood bath. They didn't even try to go and help the man once the taxi had driven off. If they were concerned about the taxi driver being armed I am damn sure they would'nt have been on that video for very long.

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-03-08 11:10

      @Leon - as you say - we were disarmed but the taxi-drivers all have a firearm under their seat it seems sometimes. WTF is going on with this country? Just another Mafia controlled country!

  • Juan - 2012-03-08 10:16

    Well lets let them not pay toll fees in Gauteng!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:22

      Well let's also let them drive unroadworthy cars on the very same high ways.

  • Patrick Craw - 2012-03-08 10:16

    the taxi driver should be charged for attempted murder,that is absolutely terrible.assault. . .please. . .

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-03-08 11:12

      Agrivated assault was the least that he could have been charged and found guilty for - the evidence was as clear as daylight - what are the security cameras therefore in the first place I ask?

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:44

      It's amazing how traffic cameras work so effectively in identifying traffic violators, but are so flawed in criminal matters.

      Sharleen - 2012-03-08 13:26

      Who are the idiots who disagree! I mean really now, are you wanting this assault to happen to your loved one?

  • Wendy - 2012-03-08 10:17

    Can one actually believe these are humans .. and that there is justice .. this is what we have to accept??

      Barry - 2012-03-08 10:21

      Human?

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:25

      Humans? I would say animals but that would be discriminating our wild life.

      Tgif - 2012-03-08 11:31

      Savages!!!!!!!!!!!

      Louwellen - 2012-03-08 18:09

      Wendy I think you need to think again... Go and investigate the farm murders in SA then you would have also arrived at your answer.... NO!!!!

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-03-08 10:18

    like really those people are just standing there..... nobody ever tried to check how the guy is doing.....

      betsy.compaan - 2012-03-08 10:23

      He wasn't even moving after the assualt, this is so shocking that no one even cared to check on him. Is this what we can expect from each other if it had to happen to us? We need to seriously start treating each other like human beings, no one deserves this

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:26

      Like idiots. They probably never reacted due to a lack of evidence

  • betsy.compaan - 2012-03-08 10:18

    This is absolutely shocking and disgusting! What have we as humanity become?! I am glad that this video has gone viral

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:27

      taxi drivers have also gone viral

  • Doc - 2012-03-08 10:19

    Typically SA, you can almost spill a drink on the president, be dragged to court, have multiple conflicting stories from the plaintiffs no less and be found guilty of assault, but catch a taxi driver in the act and on video clearly assaulting another with intent and suddenly there is not enough evidence. WTF.

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-03-08 11:14

      Asll current judges should be placed on early retirement and replaced with fresh blood.

      liezel.tyers1 - 2012-03-09 07:21

      lol, u can gooi n shoe @ JuJu and that can make headlines 4 a month , taxi violence like this .... um.... need i say more

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-08 10:21

    How absolutely embarassing.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:41

      And Jimmy butth0le Manye wants us to use public transport if we complaining about the tolls. This is further evidence to reinforce the term banana republic. Someone should give that chimp of a judge his banana award

      Louwellen - 2012-03-08 18:10

      Why embarrassing? It is good that the outside world can see that the view they had about SA was true... LOL ;)

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-03-08 10:21

    Fking sick.... and those other 2 idiots just stand and watch!

  • DJPotifar - 2012-03-08 10:23

    A taxi driver once blocked my path and got out threatening me with a wheel spanner... Something must be don e.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:28

      He shouldve used that spanner to tighten the screws that are loose in his head.

      kenneth.roselt - 2012-03-08 11:59

      I had one threaten me with a sjambok, i pulled my gun on him. i have no respect.

  • Dale - 2012-03-08 10:27

    Let the world see what is happening here!

  • jannie.debeer - 2012-03-08 10:28

    Ahh, come on. This sh1t has to stop!

  • RichyDigitized - 2012-03-08 10:31

    This is not right at all, I have not once witnessed any taxi obeying the rules of the road. But yet they're still allowed to operate. There seems to be a problem with pedestrians too. Where when I drive they walk in front of my car and then walk slowly with this pure arrogance about them. There is a huge attitude problem with certain people in this country! It's really sad!!

      Matlose - 2012-03-09 07:19

      I turn to agree with you, if you want to see pure arrogant pedestrian crossing the road go to Polokwane you will see how slow with arrogance people cross the road when robot is green for them. But really what the taxi drive did was not right at all.

  • Gillian - 2012-03-08 10:31

    Lack of evidence right. Just goes to show what a pitiful state out justice system is in

  • ferreira.charmaine - 2012-03-08 10:31

    I really think this is sickening! Seems like anything can happen to someone and the public will just turn a blind eye as they don't want to get involved!

  • gennath - 2012-03-08 10:33

    If you want to assault someone and get away with it... do it on camera it seems!

      Dale - 2012-03-08 11:16

      Its still a good thing :P Shoulda donnered him more.. From ya buddy in JHB ;)

      seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-03-08 11:17

      Safer than spilling a drink it seems!?

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-03-10 14:45

      @Dale, are you on the side of the taxi driver ?

  • Perfume - 2012-03-08 10:33

    I am trying to figure out how they came about "LACK OF EVIDENCE"

      Terry-Lee Heuer - 2012-03-08 10:39

      Yes me too the whole world saw this footage and yet our courts don't want to use this evidence seriously just doesn't make sense the owner of the fuel station should release the cctv footage as evidence then it will stand up in court!!!

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-03-10 14:47

      i wonder if the policeman, prosecotor, magistrate or other person in the system is a taxi boss and this is his / her driver

  • Karri - 2012-03-08 10:34

    Throw this savage in with Mr Humphries the child killer!

  • Heinz - 2012-03-08 10:34

    This is absolutely barbaric and disgusting !!! Just goes to show what a sad society we live in !!

  • kathryn.schwerin - 2012-03-08 10:34

    I am completely shocked at the utter disregard for life. All of these people, not only the filth who did this, but the people standing by ignoring the fact that someone is hurt and lying on the sidewalk. I am ashamed to be a human being on this earth. The human race disgusts me on a daily basis.

  • kerrimg - 2012-03-08 10:35

    lack of evidence so the video on the cctv is not evidence which shows clears as day.

  • Arrey - 2012-03-08 10:36

    thnk the judge is a former taxi driver suffering frm evidnce blindness

  • Preggy - 2012-03-08 10:38

    For the first time I have to agree with what the taxi driver did! I go through this daily in Durban. This guy was clearly jay walking with his hands in his pocket and not respecting the vehicles on the road. Secondly when crossing a road you check the direction of the traffic approaching, not the opposite direction! When you hoot to warn them they blow you off and act as if they own the road. That's why we have pedestrian crossings and traffic lights to control this!!! If I had to cross a road and see a vehicle approaching, I would run out of dangers way, not just try and bend my ass out of harm! He clearly deserves what he got. Now let the rantings begin.

      Jack - 2012-03-08 10:45

      You are as brain dead as those chimp bystanders...

      Preggy - 2012-03-08 11:01

      Please explain Jack!

      Gary - 2012-03-08 11:09

      even if the pedestrian was wrong or drunk or whatever, u don't do what this taxi driver did

      Jack - 2012-03-08 11:11

      It's obviously beyond your scope of understanding, go back to staring at the wall you moron.

      Robert - 2012-03-08 11:34

      Firstly, you did not see where the Taxi was coming from - maybe he had stopped quickly to drop off a passenger and then pulled away while the pedestrian was crossing the road. Secondly, I would not condone the "punishment" for such a petty matter as no one in the taxi was injured - taxi's are worse than anyone else on the road - they constantly break the traffic laws,the main cause of accidents and frustation for other drivers. They are far worse than this "arrogant" pedestrians. I wonder if you'd stick to your story if someone should sort you out on the road in this way for petty matter.

      Sean - 2012-03-08 11:43

      thats really extreme preggy

      gbbfg - 2012-03-08 11:55

      Preggy, yes, fine. And your response is pathetic and won't get us anywhere. There are ways to deal with things that actually result in progress. Your attitude does the opposite. We're all angry with stupid pedestrians in this country, but if you think that running one over on purpose is going to improve the situation then you are as deluded, stupid and backward as most of the ANC. Yet more utterly pointless destruction. Trains are late? Set them on fire. Didn't pass our exams? Lets riot. Pedestrian in the way? Run him over. Planet of the apes.

      Jason - 2012-03-08 14:33

      @Preggy- yes the guy walks in the road like he owns it, but thinking that he deserves a bit of punishment is barbaric on your part and on the part of the taxi driver. Congratulations, you were just compared to a taxi driver!

      Bronwyn - 2012-03-08 17:26

      Sorry Preggy. No where in the world does it say that any car has the right of way over the pedestrain. Also if you see how these taxi drivers drive, he would have been coming at a hell of a speed! The pedestrian was almost across the road! No one has any right to mount a kerb just to ram into a pedestrian!!!! You are just as sick to CONDONE this type of behaviour.

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-03-10 15:02

      @Preggy, abortion seems your only option, what are you going to theach your child. no1. the pedestian was wrong and the taxi driver would have had my support in the 1st incident on the road. however the perdestian even in the video looks like he is under the influence of something, or having some sort of mental disabilty. no2. when the taxi driver took it upon himself not to stop at a scene of an accident (1st criminal act, as the law states that you stop your vehicle immediately, and the taxi looks stopped in on the road) and mounted the driveway to hit the pedestrian a second time, he lost my sympathy. no3. upon deciding to mount the driveway, the act becomes pre meditated and an attempt to kill, MURDER, the perdestian. no4. when the taxi driver realises that he has not done enough damage to the pedestrian the gets out of his taxi, another pre meditated act, to do more harm. no5. he attacks the injured person and leaves his passed out. assult GBH charge applies. no6. he orders / threatens his passenger back into the taxi, and he may have attacked her later out of sight of the camera. no7. he leave the scene of a traffic accident. now tpo get to the situation that you are in on a daily basis with pedestrians walking infront of your car. how many have you knocked down? how many times did you drive over them a second time? how many times did yoou assult them afterwards? if you answred once to any of the above, go and hide, we will have come after you too.

  • Gerhard - 2012-03-08 10:39

    ANIMALS, THATS ALL THEY ARE....NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS, ANIMALS...

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-08 10:42

      This comment is so like u...

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-03-08 10:48

      Ya Mtshezi, but who does that?? What kind of animal deliberately hurts some1 like that? Not right.. :-(

      Patsy - 2012-03-08 12:13

      Gerhard, have you ever stopped to think that just maybe animals are better behaved that a lot of people? Please don't use animals as an example of bad behaviour. Barbarians, savages, yahoos, yobs whatever... but please NOT animals

  • Willa - 2012-03-08 10:39

    Sooo - is this how the ubuntu works ?

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:57

      The love stricken taxi driver really took his CRUSH to another level.

  • Babhekile - 2012-03-08 10:40

    Ja ne, this is sad, instead of finding out if the pedestrian is'nt hurt he chooses to hurt him even more. Not all taxi drivers are like this though.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 11:56

      Yes not all of them are like this...they are worse.

      Nina - 2012-03-08 15:02

      Sorry Babhekile, they are all like that. In all my life I have not met a half decent one. By the way, I am black and grew up ekasi, used a taxi plenty times and witnessed how they think, the arrogant way they drive and what they say, and now as a driver I see how nothing has changed. So no sorry, I have not had an experience of a "differnt one". There is just something mentally wrong with ALL of them, seriously.

  • Schmee - 2012-03-08 10:40

    Let that be a lesson for bystanders too. Big brother could be watching you and everyone will know that you did nothing.

  • Dave - 2012-03-08 10:41

    This taxi driver should spend years in prison. What a piece of trash. Who needs this type of behavior in this country

  • Thelma - 2012-03-08 10:41

    And ofcourse nothing will happen to the taxi driver.....ANC bunch of sheep!!!!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 12:54

      Yes the ANC kicked him in the face. Duh.

  • Derek - 2012-03-08 10:43

    The penalty for jaywalking...

      Preggy - 2012-03-08 11:02

      Spot on Derek. I said that also and Jack calls me brain dead!

      gbbfg - 2012-03-08 11:58

      The penalty for jaywalking is not death or serious injury. You are indeed braindead.

  • Kobus - 2012-03-08 10:44

    I tried to watch it but it did not want to open :(

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 12:55

      Don't..

  • Dannys - 2012-03-08 10:46

    What an embarrassment - and to think that this idiot represents my country...

      rbphiri - 2012-03-08 12:01

      With this dumb act Forget about hosting another world cup.

  • Johan - 2012-03-08 10:47

    This must be in South Africa,now all can see what the reality is.

  • cj.venter - 2012-03-08 10:47

    those two USELESS C@NTS in the background are not doing a thing to help their fellow african, and the people paying for the taxi's service just sit in the taxi waiting to get to their destination. something almost as sick as that incident with the 2 year old in china. are we becoming like them now, cruel and heatless? search on youtube for : 2 yo run over china : WARNING, not for the feint at heart!

      Preggy - 2012-03-08 11:04

      That's the "angazi" mentality!

      jmlongwe - 2012-03-08 22:48

      did u see how he ordered that poor woman back in when she tried to help, u really dont know what these guys can do to u for just helping, total getto mentality

  • Sipho - 2012-03-08 10:48

    It doesn't make sense why the case was closed, evidence is obvious.

      Sharon - 2012-03-09 08:53

      they recruited the taxi driver for bafana

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-08 10:48

    Correction: ANGREY Mojanaga,

  • Lee - 2012-03-08 10:51

    Absolutely shocking. If justice isn't done after proof of the abuse that went on then there is definitely something wrong with the Law. There is no excuse for the actions of the taxi driver. And the truth is if you don't get out the way, you get knocked over, it happens all the time in town while waiting to cross road. Totally out of hand.

  • mheystek - 2012-03-08 10:53

    Lets see the trolls try and pull out a race card here, or blame apartheid or white people or the DA. I dare you.

  • Rob - 2012-03-08 10:55

    Lack of evidence??? You have got to be kidding.

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-08 10:55

    This is total unfair. Taxi driver deserve to be behind bars.

  • thys.plooy - 2012-03-08 10:56

    Just to get my facts straight the definition of "a lack of evidence" means: 1. Having a video on youtube, showing the incident (both hit and run and assault). 2. Having it viewed globally by 117,728 people 3. Two eyewitnesses next to the road 4. The witnesses in the taxi 5. The number plate DHK506FS If that is the LACK OF EVIDENCE... what would by considered evidence? How do we then prosecute ANYONE if that is a lack of evidence?

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-03-10 15:06

      Thys, we don't. exactly why people do what they like.

  • Rob - 2012-03-08 10:56

    Is the drivers name Aggrey, or Aggreyvated Assault?

  • Silvana - 2012-03-08 10:58

    Shocking! This has what has become of our society. Witnesses standing around as if it was a movie in the making. Club owner in Cape Town was heard screaming for help by his neighbour before he was murdered and the neighbour didn't even call for help. The worst that I have seen was the little girl in China that was driven over 3 times and people just carried on walking leaving her in the street. Come on people. Nobody expects you to be a hero, but at least do something to help your fellow man.