Taxi driver hailed as a hero after helping stranded woman on roadside

Taxi driver hailed as a hero after helping stranded woman on roadside

- A taxi driver has been hailed as a hero after he helped a stranded woman on the side of the road whose car had a flat tire

- Chante Mevane shared her experience on Facebook and made it clear that not all taxi drivers are bad

- Her experience was echoed by a number of other Facebook users who agreed with her that there are some great taxi drivers on South African roads

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Chante Mevane took to Facebook to pay it forward after a taxi driver helped her change a flat tire. She posted her story on Facebook that not all taxi drivers are bad.

The taxi driver has been hailed as a hero for his cations and South Africans flooded the comments section of the post with positive messages.

She posted the pictures and message on the Facebook group #ImStaying and the post soon went viral.

"Not all taxi drivers are bad, got a puncture this guy took time of his busy schedule to help me."
Taxi driver hailed as a hero after helping stranded woman on roadside

Chante was blown away at how helpful the good Samaritan was. Source: Facebook/Chante Mevane
Source: Facebook

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The comments section was full of praise for the selfless taxi driver:

Lorraine Wagenstroom:

"I agree 10000%, there are gentlemen amongst them. One morning a taxi driver got out of his taxi to close a motorist car door in the traffic at a robot. I was really impressed and gave him a , and he acknowledged."

Sibulele Mzizi:

"These days I get nervous being assisted by a male stranger. Thank you to the few good men left out there."

Soso Sidaki:

"This is beautiful. While we are here though I think it would be amazing to get rid of the premise that taxi drivers are generally bad people with few exceptions..."

Mabea Sanah Mashika:

"True, not all of them are bad, one helped my sister at a petrol station after her card declined, he gave her cash to pay..."

Penelope Steven Haggard Louw:

"What a gentleman, thank you for helping her. Not all heroes wear capes."

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Recently, taxi drivers have come under fire for hiking fare prices as the national lockdown eases. This heartwarming story reminds us that we cannot tar all taxi drivers with the same brush.

I other news, reported that taxi drivers have reportedly opted to defy the lockdown law concerning inter-provincial travel and started ferrying citizens to other parts of the country.

This is according to SowetanLIVE, which followed the journey of a taxi headed from Ekhurhuleni to Thulamahashe in Mpumalanga.

The report indicated that back routes were used to avoid numerous police roadblocks on the major routes, with numerous passengers reportedly travelling without the needed permits to leave their province.

Rank marshal France Manana spoke to the publication, saying that passengers opted to take 'chances' despite the risk of getting caught.

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