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Mamelodi drivers protest over inflated taxi fee


The tyres were burnt and the rubbish was dropped on the streets of Mamelodi, the South African township within the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, as local taxi drivers decided to protest an inflated fee they had been forced to pay to Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela.

The motorists, who were financially exhausted with Mathibela’s reign of terror, have been holding the streets since 5 am on Wednesday and are not willing to disperse now.

One of the protesters, who named himself Joseph, claimed that taxi drivers had to pay R55 to the association but after Mathibela took over, it went up to R200.

Police minister Bheki Cele held a meeting in response to the situation and urged the people not to pay any money until the law enforcement units finalise the investigation.


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