Taxi drivers call for change and want to take the wheel in Parliament

Taxi drivers call for change and want to take the wheel in Parliament

Taxi drivers and operators have big ambitions this year, attempting to win a seat for themselves in Parliament. The Alliance for Transformation for All, which highlights transport issues, will be contesting in the May elections.

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The taxi drivers of Mzansi want to go beyond the taxi ranks this year and are aiming for seats in Parliament.

The Alliance for Transformation for All is one of the 19 new political parties contesting this year's general elections, according to Eyewitness News.

Sabelo Dumezweni, spokesperson for the ATA, says that the party will be focusing on transport issues facing South Africans.

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Dumezweni says that they want to use Parliament to emphasise the concerns of SA's road users:

“We want to go to Parliament to influence the powers that be through participation in the portfolio committees dealing with transport."

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The ATA party's following will not solely consist of voters in the taxi industry, but students have also been identified as potential supporters.

The party will be hosting their first rally in Durban next week, marking the final stage of it's campaign drive before the 8th of May.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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