Social media users could not believe their eyes when photos surfaced on Twitter, which showed the horrific condition of a taxi in Joburg.
The Chief of Police at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department took to his official Twitter account to share shocking images of one of the taxis they impounded recently.
#BuyaMthetho. Moving Casket stopped and impounded by @JMPDSafety Operations in Randburg. The driver said he was taking it to be fixed. What is being fixed here? Total disregard of the law! #SaferJoburg #ZeroTolerancetolawlessness," he captioned the photos.
Needless to say, tweeps were left dumbfounded that a public transport vehicle could look as bad. So, Briefly.co.za decided to gather the 10 best reactions to the post.
One tweeps felt calling the taxi a casket was an insult to all caskets.
However, one tweep felt the government fed this monster by failing to put in proper taxi regulations.
It is not the first time a taxi had been impounded by the JMPD, in fact last month over 500 vehicles had been taken off the roads of Joburg.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has turned his attention to un-roadworthy, illegal and unlicensed vehicles that travel the streets of his city.
“This kind of intimidation and reckless behaviour conducted by individuals who do not want to adhere to the rule of law, will not be tolerated,” Mashaba said.
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