JOHANNESBURG – The DA has condemned transport minister, Blade Nzimande for failing to attend a scheduled meeting on Friday with the family of murdered Taxify driver, Siyabonga Ngcobo.
Ngcobo was burnt to death after being locked in the boot of his vehicle, allegedly, by meter-taxi operators.
The DA’s Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport, Fred Nel, said that this made it clear “that the ANC does not take the plight of e-hailing drivers seriously.”
He said that the DA would be submitting a motion in the Gauteng Legislature to force government to intervene in the continuing war between meter-taxi operators and e-hailing drivers.
Ngcobo, who subsidised his studies by working as a Taxify driver, was burnt to death after being locked in the boot of his vehicle, allegedly, by meter-taxi operators.
Nel said that “despite a change of Minister to the Transport Department, under the ANC, it’s business as usual, despite drivers and passengers being put at risk every single day.”