- Urban legends are always fun when they're not happening to you or someone you love
- There is a rumour about a 'cat taxi' that is freaking South Africans out so much that some of them can't sleep when thinking about it
- As the story goes, the taxi operates between Fourway and Bree and you won't know you're in it until it's too late and you see the cat in the driving seat
South Africa has no shortage of urban legends - we have stories of ghosts who haunt certain roads and the Tokoloshe and now we have the 'cat taxi'.
The taxi, a white and maroon/purple Quantum, apparently operates between 6 pm and 7 pm between Fourways and Bree.
Briefly.co.za noticed that social media users were worked up into a frightful frenzy as stories of experiences with this mysterious taxi was shared.
It all started when a Twitter user, @Thandoo, wanted to find out if anyone else is aware of this feline driver.
She told her story, and soon other tweeps started talking about the incidents they experienced.
@Thandoo said she just needed to know if anyone else has ever encountered the same cat and taxi.
"I just need one person to confirm that they’ve taken this taxi as well, I know I’m not crazy coz the first time I took this taxi I was with my friend, next thing he tells me he can’t feel his heartbeat....this was in October."
Of course, stories like this serve as great entertainment, but the response on the Twitter street was a mixture of serious worry and dubious joking.
"I seriously wanna go see that cat. I might need backup though. Anyone from Taung or Limpopo to help a brother out??"
"So vindicated. I never liked cats. This #CatDriver just confirms my fear of the animal"
"I am so confused. How can a cat drive a taxi? How can a cat manoeuvre around JHB traffic Yhu"
"Witchcraft in the north of Jo'burg? C R A Z Y!!!!!"
"Gauteng wants to replace Limpopo..."
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