PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC leadership including Ace Magashule and Jesse Duarte, on Friday visited the family of slain taxi driver Jabulani Baloyi who was gunned down, allegedly by a drug dealer in the Pretoria CBD last month.
Baloyi’s killing resulted in violent riots that were instigated by taxi drivers targeting foreign nationals who they claimed were responsible for the city's drug problem.
Ramaphosa described Baloyi as a major symbol against the scourge of drug abuse.
"He took a stand and in the course of taking a stand against drugs, he sacrificed his life. He's one of those members in our community, who felt very strongly against the peddling of drugs in our community."
Ramaphosa said the government planned a massive campaign to ensure that its anti-drug master plan becomes real and that it stems drug abuse and dealing in communities.