27 March 2013
The IFP calls on the MEC for Transport in Kwa-Zulu
Natal, Mr Willies Mchunu to urgently help end the taxi violence
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros
Sithole MP said, "The argument involving routes between
KwaDukuza and the Dolphin Coast Taxi Associations needs urgent
intervention. KwaZulu-Natal has been a battlefield, with many
people in Mpumalanga Township losing their lives last year when
fighting erupted between two rival taxi associations."
The IFP wants dialogue between the affected
taxi associations to be called by the MEC.
"The MEC must also deploy the Provincial Taxi
Violence Task Team in Ballito to find and iron out the problems
that exist. The issue of the Ballito taxi rank has been on the
agenda for four and a half years, but no agreement has been made
up until today," said Sithole.
The KwaDukuza Taxi Association and Dolphin
Coast Taxi Association need to settle this matter urgently. With
the Easter weekend coming up, the lives of passengers should be
of paramount importance because they are reliant on public
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Transport Mr
Petros Sithole MP, 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675