Gamalakhe Taxi Association warned by SAPS

2016-02-18 06:00

GAMALAKHE Taxi Association members took the law into their own hands on Monday.

The association leadership stopped private vehicles demanding that passengers get out and take public transport to work.

Its alleged that the association felt that business is dropping
as commuters are getting lifts in private cars.

SAPS and association members monitored­ the situation.

An anonymous witness said a
Toyota Venture was stopped by association members, who threatened the driver saying if he continues picking up commuters they will burn his vehicle­.

SAPS spokesperson Captain
Gerald Mfeka said this is
illegal and if the association feels this is necessary, they should voice their concerns through proper channels.

On Tuesday the association continued with their action, but were warned by the SAPS.

“On Tuesday I spoke to the
Gamalakhe station commander to find out what was happening there.

“She advised me she had communicated with the association and told them their actions were illegal and they should follow proper procedures to address their grievances,” said Mfeka.

After that members took the advice as there was no action yesterday, with just a few taxis parked on the side of the road.

The association also met yesterday to discuss the situation, but at the time of going to press no comment was received about the outcome of the meeting.

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