Mzansi shares stories about taxi drivers and masks: "They don't play"

Mzansi shares stories about taxi drivers and masks: "They don't play"

- Taxi drivers seem to have had enough of passengers who do not want to wear face masks in their vehicles

- @Mikateko_Ndlovu shared her story of a taxi driver dropping a passenger off at the police station for not complying

- Many South Africans are sharing similar experiences and others are commending the drivers

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Failure to wear a protective facial mask in public spaces could result in a hefty fine. Taxi drivers seem to be enforcing the regulation to the best of their abilities and doing whatever they can to rid themselves of passengers who refuse to wear masks.

@Mikateko_Ndlovu on Twitter shared that a taxi driver she was travelling with had asked another passenger to put her mask on. The unknown lady would not comply and the taxi driver drove her straight to a police station.

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@Mikateko_Ndlovu's story has allowed for SAns to share similar experiences with regards to passengers refusing to wear masks in taxis.

Mzansi shares stories about taxi drivers and masks: "They don't play"
South Africans are sharing stories of taxi drivers enforcing mask-wearing in their vehicles. Image: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg
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Take a look at @Mikateko_Ndlovu's tweet below:

Below are a few other stories about taxis and reactions from South Africans:

@Iam_Reneilwe shared:

"This driver left this other dude on the roadside... When he and others entered the taxi... The driver said please put on your mask, dude never did... In the middle of the trip, he told him to get off because he still didn't put it on. Proud moments..."

@Ausi_Tshepi wrote:

"I believe this. Some lady was recently dragged out of the taxi by the driver because she refused to wear a mask!"

@Kele_Moff said:

"Some guy in the taxi kept taking off his mask and the driver kept asking him not to. The driver got so annoyed, he stopped the taxi next to the Metro police that was standing on the freeway and told the guy to get out."

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The repercussions faced for not complying with regulations are scaring many. Briefly.co.za previously reported on a man who shared a R1 000 fine received for not wearing a mask. The incident occurred in Milnerton, Cape Town.

According to the fine, the person who received it was a taxi driver. The reasoning written in the fine is: "Failure to wear a mask while transporting people." The fine was dated 29 December. Below are some of the concerned responses from Saffa tweeps:

@Luckybiyela wrote:

"People want to learn the hard way."

@smith_tshepi tweeted:

"Imagine having a criminal record because you didn't want to wear a mask."

@SeitYoy asked:

"But were you listening to Ramaphosa? He said so..."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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