Taxi catches fire in Johannesburg

2012-04-29 08:01

Johannesburg – An investigation will be held into a minibus taxi that caught fire on a Johannesburg highway.

Seven people were injured when the taxi burst into flames, reported Eyewitness News.

ER24 rushed to the scene and the fire was put out.

Passengers had already gotten out of the taxi by the time paramedics arrived.

The injured were taken to hospital and treated for minor burns.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-29 08:06


      Gideon - 2012-04-29 09:58

      Lack of maintenance, what else? Vehicles don't just spontainously catch fire. Either that or somebody decided to light it up like a Christmas tree when nobody was watching. Considering the lack of customer satisfaction the taxi industry provides, can you blame them?

      Rob - 2012-04-29 10:59

      The rapists & murderers must have taken the weekend off !

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-29 08:13

    How awful for those people in the taxi i hope no one was badly injured

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-29 08:15

    Aaaah no!

  • Olebogeng - 2012-04-29 08:16

    The cables weren't fitted correctly, after they hijacked or stole one of the cars. Most of that taxis is not their original engens.

  • Ian - 2012-04-29 08:30

    an investigation huh, lets see now, those death traps are not road worthy but are not taken off the roads (bribes for piss ups and kfc is more important) unlicenced drivers, overloading, unserviced for years on end, what could it be, another day in the land of DUH

  • Sharon - 2012-04-29 08:31

    Deathtrap. I hope the passengers got a refund.

      Marina - 2012-04-29 08:48

      LOL Sharon. Next joke!

  • nduduzo2 - 2012-04-29 08:45

    Must be the tolls on a payback mission...e-Torch..

  • Andre - 2012-04-29 08:47

    It's all about maintenance, just look at Africa!

  • Derek - 2012-04-29 09:03

    The main news story for the day??????????????

      Robin - 2012-04-29 09:13

      The mind boggles doesn't it? There must be more interesting stuff in the news 'barrel' than the detritus at the bottom.

  • nandipaz.holland - 2012-04-29 09:10

    Shocking !

  • William - 2012-04-29 09:31

    2 BE honest.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-29 09:58

      4 BEE dishonest.

  • Arthur - 2012-04-29 10:04

    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the taxi

  • Andrew - 2012-04-29 10:21

    Well maintained vehicles very very rarely go wrong - far less catch fire!

  • brian.khabzela1 - 2012-04-29 10:56

    I hope it not a quantam because this taxis (quantam) r so useless they can just catch fire while driving

  • Henry - 2012-04-29 11:24

    As long as, miraculosly thre were no lives lost. Taxi industry is faced with a challenge. They have to service and mantain their vehicle properly, as the society will depend more and more on their services, due to the petrol cost that rise sharply almost constantly. We cant have loss of lives due to the vehicles not meeting roadworthiness.

  • Alaina - 2012-04-29 13:40

    Hectic- hope the injured get well soon. Taxi bosses need to start maintaining their cars properly- it's not only their passengers that are at risk from poorly maintained taxis, but their own drivers too. Total disregard for the lives of those they employ and rely on for income.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-04-29 18:31

    the tax owner are very selfish the dont care about the passenger only think the want money they dont take tax for savice khanixabise ubomu babantu pls

  • - 2012-04-30 07:33

    one down, another 1 000 000 to go...

  • Robert - 2012-05-04 09:16

    If they had a readily available fire extinguisher, the damage and injuries could have been minimised

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