It’s a fair request but one which raises concerns at a time of increasing tension and violence seen during protest action which has spread through some of our major cities.
In a stand-off between taxi drivers and drug dealers who operate with impunity in Pretoria, a driver was shot and killed. In response, taxi drivers came out stronger, threatening to intensify their war against drugs.
In some ways their commitment should be hailed by the police as part of Mabuza’s call for “visible and tangible co-operation from community members”.
But is dealing with drug users and drug pushers in the Pretoria CBD the task of taxi drivers?