- Yaseen Abrahams and Ashraf Cassiem won praise earlier this year for giving pensioners free rides
- They have inspired more taxi owners and drivers to join their initiative
- Beneficiaries thanked the two for starting the campaign
Two taxi operators who won praise earlier this year for giving pensioners free rides have inspired more operators to join their initiative.
As Briefly.co.za previously reported, Yaseen Abrahams, a taxi guard, and his driver, Ashraf Cassiem, started their initiative in May.
According to Daily Voice, their boss, David Roman, supports their gesture. He even helped them establish their "Taxi Give Back" project last week.
They have called on over 30 taxi drivers and their guards in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, to join the project.
25-year-old Yaseen visited the Apricot Place Old Aged Home to introduce the project to elderly people there.
One of them was 70-year-old grandmother, Mary Kannemeyer. She said she is confined to a wheelchair and often doesn't have taxi fare to go to hospital. She added:
My husband, Gert, 81, pushes me and we walk to the shops and the hospital because we cannot afford (a taxi). But this is a nice plan and I think a lot of people will be grateful'
Yaseen said six taxi drivers in Bonteheuwel have signed up so far. He hopes the initiative will spread to other areas of Cape Town.
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