'Unlikely that recent Taxify driver ambush linked to metered taxi feuds'

A memorial service for Taxify driver, Max Nyoni, 44, who was shot and killed in Yeoville in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is currently underway in Johannesburg.

Violent confrontations between metered taxi drivers and Uber drivers have been intensifying months where several drivers have been injured and vehicles torched.

Co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement, Teresa Munchik says, as an organisation, they don't believe Nyoni's death had anything to do with metered taxis feuds happening in the province.

She says Nyoni is a former metered taxi driver who recently joined Taxify and was very well known by metered taxi drivers.

We think it is very unlikely. We think it is likely to be a criminal act but we will have to wait for the police to finish their investigations.

Teresa Munchik, Co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement

Robberies are happening on a daily basis, police stations have got mountains of dockets. In fact a lot of Uber and Taxify drivers dont even bother to go and report because these crimes are so prevalent.

Teresa Munchik, Co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement

There are speculations that criminals could be after the cash money that customers pay when requesting a ride.

Munchik says there are suggestions that some kind of identification should be given even for cash rides.

To hear more of this conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'Unlikely that recent Taxify driver ambush linked to metered taxi feuds'


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