Speeding taxi driver beaten up by angry passengers

Speeding taxi driver beaten up by angry passengers
Published: 2015 November 04 07:45:52 (9263 Views)
A speeding taxi driver from Ikamvelihle near Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, SA, was beaten up by angry passengers.

Chuma James (26) said the trouble started on Saturday when he got into an argument with the driver while on his way to work in the CBD.

Chuma asked the driver to reduce his speed but the man got angry. The situation soon heated up, with other passengers taking Chuma's side.

"From the moment he put the keys in the ignition, it was clear he didn't care about us. He was driving recklessly, skipping red robots and overtaking on solid lines," said Chuma.

"I tried to warn him and asked him to reduce his speed but he told me to keep quiet because he's a professional driver.



"I begged him in vain to drive carefully. He just told me it was better to shut my mouth if I didn't want trouble.

"I again insisted that he reduce his speed but he stopped his taxi and dragged me out before punching me all over my body. But other passengers joined the fight and taught him a lesson. He was rescued by passing taxi drivers."

Uncedo Taxi Association spokesman Luyanda Bentele encouraged passengers to report bad drivers to the association.

"We will investigate this incident and take the necessary steps," he said.

No case was reported to the police.



Source - Dailysun

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