Public Protector calls on taxi drivers with 'illegal' vehicles to approach her office

2017-01-11 22:52
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (City Press)

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (City Press)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday called on taxi operators who bought Toyota Quantum panel vans that were illegally converted into minibuses to approach her office.

“It has come to Adv Mkhwebane’s attention that unscrupulous businesses sell such vehicles to taxi operators in hard cash, as opposed to credit, to evade the stringent measures that are able to detect and thwart this fraudulent practice,” her office said in a statement.

She is finalising a report on the matter.

Her predecessor Thuli Madonsela started the investigation in 2012, following a complaint that the vehicles in question were modified by manufacturers, importers, and builders.

They were allegedly structurally unsound and unstable, did not meet government safety regulations, and had contributed to accidents.

Read more on:    public protector  |  busisiwe mkhwebane  |  accidents  |  public transport

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.