Taxi industry declines comment, following rumours of link
Grocotts Mail’s attempt to get a statement from the taxi industry in Grahamstown failed, as leader of the taxi committee in Grahamstown, Mazi Ncwadi, said the newspaper should either go to Uncedo Service or Border Alliance offices for a statement.
He said he wouldn’t make a statement because false rumours had been circulated suggesting that they had had a role in the recent lootings and intimidation of immigrant businesspeople.
Ncwadi said some people had claimed that the taxi drivers’ protest on Wednesday 21 October was linked to the looting of businesses later that day.
Approached by Grocott’s Mail last week on the matter, the taxi drivers rubbished the claims, dismissing them as malicious rumours.