JZ must stand up to taxis

THE fact that Rea Vaya buses are not able to go on the roads for fear of what damage taxi drivers might do to them is very telling.

THE fact that Rea Vaya buses are not able to go on the roads for fear of what damage taxi drivers might do to them is very telling.

Why the president keeps humouring the taxi industry is beyond my comprehension. A reliable public transport system is long overdue.

Isn't it about time that the president uses his office in the way that it was intended to and starts showing his fist instead of his hand to that sector?

In fact, the president should leave this function to the executive mayor Amos Masondo to deal with since this is a local government initiative.

I am sure that I join many commuters, pedestrians and other motorists when I say that I am tired of being held to ransom by the worst drivers on our roads.

If the Bus Rapid Transit system offers a viable alternative, why can the paying public not have a choice in the mode of transport that best suits their needs?

The president needs to reassess his relationship with the taxi industry.

They need to be made aware of the fact that there are alternatives out there.

He should not hesitate to promote alternatives, instead of being blackmailed into giving in to the taxi industry's demands.

John Moodey,

MPL, leader of the DA in Gauteng

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