Mr Bongani Msomi

Mr Bongani Msomi
UDM Secretary General

Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued violence in the taxi industry. The killing of eleven taxi operators at the weekend is senseless and not long ago, many lives were lost in Mthatha in taxi violence.

It cannot be business as usual while our people are suffering. The country is in crisis, as far too many people lose their lives as taxi violence continues to pervade many areas in the country. This needs to come to an end.

It is clear that local authorities have failed to solve the problem. The national authorities should intervene swiftly and find lasting solutions to the perennial taxi wars.

We also convey a message of condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.