The issue of the Noord Street taxi drivers cannot be taken lightly. It shows the deep-seated patriarchal tendencies that most of these taxi drivers have.
A miniskirt is one of the most popular pieces of clothing for women in their 20s and 30s.
I think all the men who witnessed and did nothing to help these women are as guilty as these taxi drivers.
These incidents have been reported from six years back and police still claim they never occur.
It is time for the police to take action against the perpetrators of this inhuman, degrading and despicable act.
The acts committed by these taxi drivers have no place in our society.
I would like to call on the Human Rights Commission, the Public Protector and the Commission on Gender Equality to ensure that these men are caught, named, shamed and jailed.
We are tired of taxi drivers behaving as if they are a law unto themselves. There are some deep-seated patriarchal tendencies within the taxi industry.
The taxi drivers must go for gender sensitive and other training programmes so that they can understand that we are not in a banana republic and will not allow anarchy of any sort.
James Qololo, Berea