Taxi drivers protest against metro cops

2012-05-17 14:13

Durban - About 100 minibus taxi drivers staged a protest in Durban on Thursday, complaining that metro police officers were targeting them when issuing traffic fines.

Officers in about 15 metro police cars were monitoring the protest on Bram Fischer and KE Masinga roads in Durban. A Sapa reporter on the scene saw broken glass and people waving knobkerries.

Metro police spokesperson Eugene Msomi could not provide further details.

  • mikekupferberg - 2012-05-17 14:27

    GO CRY US A RIVER TAXI DRIVERS, you should be pulled over more often to make sure you keeping up with the law!!!

      rakuane - 2012-05-17 15:26

      Big up to metro. Most of this taxi drivers they drive as if they own the road, and as a result of that metro is not suppose to stop them when they violate the rules of the road.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-05-17 18:17

      Absolutely and in Dirtbin they are worse than ANYWHERE in the world

  • JNaMolefe - 2012-05-17 14:29

    Well, that's not my problem! Taxi drivers should be aware of the transport safety, the cops has every right to watch out the people driving properly and following the instructions, if they do not follow, they get fines. Fair is fair, i saw some taxes jumped the red light robots. Follow the instructions, you won't get a chance to pay fines. Safety first!

      JNaMolefe - 2012-05-17 14:34

      I mean taxis

  • naas.prinsloo - 2012-05-17 14:31

    Should have pulled them all over and check for fines and roadworthy.. Like a free roadblock where everyone comes to you. bargain

  • keith.recore - 2012-05-17 14:37

    apparently the metro cops are doing some of their job. Now tax drivers and your union work with them to provide safer, better transportation and compliance. You will find then less attraction by metro cops, just a thought.

  • Jared - 2012-05-17 14:58

    Now this I find interesting, especially amid reports that many taxi companies are owned by police officials. One wonders if the taxi's "targeted" are competitors...

      JNaMolefe - 2012-05-17 15:02

      I'm also Jared :) thought it was me who wrote this comment! lol

      Jared - 2012-05-17 15:05

      Great Jared's think alike?

  • awonke.ndamasir1 - 2012-05-17 15:12

    metro cops are doing their job

  • Mark - 2012-05-17 15:18

    Hope this protest pisses the Metro cops even more and they become even more harsh on taxi drivers

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-17 15:22

    This is the first article of good news,I wish Iwas a traffic cop for a day just one day.My target taxis all the way.I don't care Quantam or siyaya what what.

  • JevonMarshallJohnson - 2012-05-17 15:40


  • Martin - 2012-05-17 16:05

    aaaaaw shaaayyyyyyyymmmmm

  • Tyran Von Bear - 2012-05-18 07:33

    Bring law to the lawless!

  • Sandy - 2012-05-18 22:37

    Very pleased to hear that, as the small town we live in, these taxis just pull over when ever they want to offload passenger;s ,irrespective it being where they are only allowed to drop them off, you can be driving behind them and in seconds you have to apply breaks , No its a good idea ......

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