‘TAXI CRIMES BRT RELATED’
THE CITY of Tshwane has denied allegations that the murders of three prominent taxi owners affiliated to the Mamelodi Taxi Association (Mata) may be linked to the introduction of the bus rapid transit system in the township.
Association members on the ground claim a hitlist was compiled following the peaceful integration of the Tshwane Rapid Transit (A Re Yeng) into the township. A memorandum of agreement was signed between the City of Tshwane and taxi associations operating in Mamelodi.
Some taxi association members allege that senior members of the organisation benefited financially from the agreement made with the city.
Some taxi drivers associated with Mata said there were rumours that the association’s executive committee members received unspecified amounts of money. –