The on­go­ing taxi wars must be stopped. Can any­one jus­tify the killing of those taxi driv­ers in KwaZulu-Na­tal?

What sad­dens me most is that the driv­ers were com­ing from a fu­neral af­ter bury­ing one of their own when they were am­bushed and killed. It pains my heart that af­ter fight­ing so hard and so long to de­feat apartheid, we’re still fight­ing among our­selves. What ex­actly is the prob­lem? The taxi in­dus­try has too many prob­lems.

It’s about time gov­ern­ment reg­u­lates this in­dus­try be­cause it can’t run it on its own. To sur­vive in this dog- eat- dog in­dus­try it seems one must own a gun and be pre­pared to be vi­o­lent. Go­ing to a taxi rank is a risk. We never know if we’ll even man­age to board a taxi or reach our des­ti­na­tions alive.

For how long must we con­tinue to lose lives in bar­baric, stupid and self­ish ways? These sense­less killings must end. The gov­ern­ment must stop this rot. MCDIVETT KHUMBULANI TSHEHLA, EMAIL

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