IFP calls on MEC of Transport in KZN on taxi lawlessness

Jaimie-faith Poonah
28 May 2015

The Inkatha Freedom Party has called on MEC of Transport in KwaZulu Natal to intervene in Maphumulo taxi rank.

This comes after angry taxi drivers and owners implemented rolling blockades on the city’s main arterial route, causing major traffic congestion.

IFP’s Blessed Gwala said the issue of killing of taxi operators and owners, lawlessness in the taxi industry, conflict over routes and power struggles needs to be removed.

Gwala said we believe that an urgent intervention is needed to address this violence because there are people who are trigger happy and stubborn, who are actually responsible for the instability that is there in the industry as well as in the taxi organisation.