3 years ago
Monday, March 14, 2011
A brave bus driver in Wynberg Main Road early this morning risks the ire of the striking taxi-owners. "Taxi violence" is something that commuters from the townships have to fear every day. The taxi-bosses are a law unto themselves in all South Africa's cities, and despise any curbs on their "warlord" status. The Cape Provincial government is trying to force them to stick to the traffic laws of the country - which they see as an infringement on their turf. They feel above the law, hence today's taxi strike in Cape Town. Buses (the "opposition") were stoned this morning in Khayelitsha and no doubt in many other places too, and people violently intimidated and severely disrupted because of these warring, faction-fighting bullies who infringe on the rights of ordinary citizens to a peaceful and democratic life in our new South Africa.