A bad name

THE notoriety of taxi drivers is well deserved. But this time one of their number has achieved a new low. A driver in the streets of Mdantsane in East London has succeeded where 11 trained boxers have failed.

THE notoriety of taxi drivers is well deserved. But this time one of their number has achieved a new low. A driver in the streets of Mdantsane in East London has succeeded where 11 trained boxers have failed.

He knocked down rising boxing star Zolani Tete while he was jogging on Saturday morning.

The driver did not wait to see whether the boxer was knocked out or merely down for a count. He sped off.

Until the taxi drivermaterialised the undefeated Tete had knocked out 10 of the 11 men he has faced in the ring as aprofessional boxer.

As a result Tete, who was on Friday to have taken on Juma Fundi for the WBO Africa flyweight title, will now have to wait almost two months to vent his spleen on the same foe.

We might be prejudiced, but 90 percent of taxi drivers must stop giving their colleagues a bad name.

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