- A video alarmed social media users as it showed a taxi being pulled over by a traffic cop
- The taxi was allegedly transporting passengers, but was in a terrible state with various parts missing
- Social media users shared their disdain, but many revealed that this is commonplace on South African roads
Social media users were alarmed to see footage of a dilapidated taxi after it was pulled over by a traffic cop.
The cop also revealed that the taxi was driving on the road filled with passengers when the driver was stopped.
The video shows the inside of the taxi and it was clear that many parts of the vehicle were missing.
When looking at the images, one can’t help but wonder how the driver steered the vehicle in such a terrible state.
Briefly.co.za noted the reaction after it was shared via Facebook by South Africa Live.
While many shared their disdain, others revealed that it was par for the course.
Joe Mafela Bernard admitted, “We had a minibus like that once... it wasn't roadworthy, it was half panelbeaten, it started with a screwdriver, the doors wouldn't open, so my friends & I would just climb through the windows...we cruised through the streets of windhoek...just took that one risk...was worth it!!! some 22 years ago, before I got my licence.”
Deon Van Schalkwyk said, “AVBOB definitely can make better use of this taxi's services!!”
Nomcebo Precious Mkhwanazi commented: “Reminds me of the taxi I once took and I after seeing the condition of the taxi I told the driver I want to get off and the insults that followed I took another taxi and while I was on my way home on the 2nd taxi. I saw the first taxi on the road I think something went wrong. I opened the window and waved at the driver while laughing he was so pissed that he chased the taxi I was in.”
Malaika Angel said, “I wish I could say I'm amazed, unfortunately I'm not. From my childhood these taxis have been like that to an extent that I thought that that's how they were manufactured.”
Langton Nhliziyo added: “Those kind of taxes are all over they operate on daily basis even in the presence of those traffic guys.”
Mahudu Nkwana said, “This is what we call mobile coffins.”
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