Sunday, June 14, 2009

Taxi Operators Threaten to Kill Over BRT Sytem Demands

Radical members of the taxi industry have threatened lethal violence if their demands to operate the planned bus rapid transit system set to begin service in urban areas are not met.

Speaking before Thursday's meeting between Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele and the government-recognised South African National Taxi Council about the urban bus system, the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) says it is prepared to die for its demands, "and we will kill anyone who gets in our way".

"We will turn Cape Town into another Baghdad. We know how and we have the means to do it," Mvuyisi Mente, the spokesperson for the Western Cape branch of the NTA, told Weekend Argus last week.

'We'll turn Cape town into another Baghdad'
Cape Argus
June 7, 2009