Gauteng public transport and roads infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has condemned the attack on an e-hailing driver in Katlehong, and has known as for legislation enforcement to bring the perpetrators to e book.
The Uber driver, identified as Mulalo, became once taken to clinical institution after being attacked by members of the Katlehong Folks’s Taxi Association, who again and again flogged him.
On Thursday he allegedly took a consumer to Thokoza and members of the taxi association parked their automotive in entrance of his and ordered him to study them to their predicament of business.
He got and tried to drive away, damaging his automotive. The members of the association also allegedly took his spare wheel and R400.
Mamabolo stated: “I am appalled by the stage of savagery and abominate displayed by the individuals who perpetrated this violence. These acts are unacceptable and must always be condemned. We pledge our cohesion with the sufferer and wish him a fleet restoration.”
He has known as on legislation enforcement to arrest the individuals involved in the crime. Mamabolo stated his division has made well-known strides in conjunction with the taxi industry to root out violence in their operations since the Gauteng taxi summit held in Sedibeng July 2019.
“We now have near a prolonged technique as the province in dealing with minibus taxi violence. This incident is an affront to the efforts of so many peace-loving individuals within the taxi industry and the individuals of Gauteng. These individuals must always face the elephantine would possibly presumably well of the legislation.”