Taxi drivers join forces with police to fight crime in Joburg

Taxi drivers join forces with police to fight crime in Joburg

- Taxi drivers have taken a stand against crime in Tshwane, joining forces with the police and officials in the region

- This comes after the death of Jabulani Baloyi, who was murdered reportedly at the hands of an alleged drug dealer

- The taxi driver's death sparked protests in the area with a meeting held to end the violence

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Jabulani Baloyi's death at the hands of a foreign national who he had allegedly confronted during a drug deal shook the country and sparked numerous violent protests.

Now, taxi drivers have vowed to work hand-in-hand with Tshwane law enforcement in a bid to combat crime at some of the city's hot-spots.

The Citizen reports that Karen Meyer, MMC for community safety, said the the aim of the motion was to collaborate between the two parties and address the concerns put forward by the taxi association during a meeting held to end the violence.

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A social media platform was also suggested, aiming to communicate successful efforts to stop crime, as well as alleviating fears that the situation had spiralled out of control.

Taxi association chairperson Abna Tsebe asked that the police be allowed to do their work in solving Baloyi's murder, saying that:

“We believe the law enforcement agencies are doing their best in bringing the perpetrator to book and because we also trust in the law of the land, we believe that the perpetrator will face the full might of the law.” reported that Baloyi's death had been the final straw for many in the city, sparking off the violent protests aimed at foreign nationals last week.

African countries had retaliated, with Nigeria warning that sanctions could be put into place if their citizens continue to suffer in Mzansi.

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