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TRANSPORT Minister Sbusiso Ndebele must be congratulated on putting his foot down against those people in the taxi industry who oppose the BRT .
The taxi industry must be made aware that the evolution of any business is vital, healthy and normal in a society that seeks to improve itself.
The owners of horse carts and ox wagons did not revolt when faster and more efficient transport was introduced. Instead they found other means of continuing in the business.
Telkom workers did not go on strike when the cellphone was introduced in this country though it was a direct attack on their jobs.
A very worrying fact about the taxi industry is that they blame the BRT for taking away their jobs. But nothing is said about the wellbeing and comfort of commuters.
To them a paying commuter is a commodity that they uncouthly shuttle from point A to point B in their rickety minibuses.
Ndebele should drive this point home in their discussions.
Ndebele must tell them that the BRT buses belong to the people and that they have been bought with taxpayers' money. Also, the government is only implementing the BRT on behalf of the people.
The so-called routes that the taxi industry claims to own are roads that were built, maintained and paid for by the public.
If people in the industry insist on being thickheaded, Ndebele must stoop to their level and tell them about the man who used to pay his neighbour for a lift to work in a crock.
Later the man bought a better car and stopped paying his neighbour.
Should the neighbour have shot and harassed the man for buying his own car?
The taxi industry must answer that question.
Don Shongwe, Windsor East