Taxi industry de­clines com­ment, fol­low­ing ru­mours of link

Grocott's Mail - - #BRING BACK OUR FRIENDS - By LOY­ISO DYONGMAN

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.

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