Gcina Ntsaluba
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5 Feb 2020
8:19 am

Public hearings into taxi violence continue

Gcina Ntsaluba

The public hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in the Gauteng province continued yesterday with calls for the better regulation of the industry and to democratise election processes of taxi associations and executive members.

Forensic investigators are seen at a crime scene where a damaged taxi can be seen on Madiba Street, after a shootout between taxi drivers earlier in the morning, 5 July 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Taking the stand at the inquiry yesterday, Gauteng department of roads and transport acting chief director for registration and operating licensing Modise Sojane said the focus of his directorate was to democratise and monitor the election processes of taxi associations. "The acting chief director's testimony talked to the historical context of the provision of public transport services by the minibus taxi industry in the Gauteng province and how the law regulating the taxi industry has evolved over time; and how the minibus taxi industry is structured, governed, managed and regulated," said Koena Moabelo, the spokesperson for the commission. Sojane said...