THE other day I was traveling down a road in the good old Cape Town. It was peak time late afternoon and as usual in the Metropole, the traffic was yet another mess-up, as every opportunist tried to push and shove his way into any open space on the road. At a traffic light, we were forced to stop. After about 20 seconds the light turned green and the traffic in front of me started moving forward. I was about to accelerate into the crossing when lo and behold, suddenly a coffin of death appeared right in front of me pushing in from the right emergency lane, without any warning and nearly slammed into the front of my car. I was forced to slam on brakes to avoid an accident. Fuming with anger I shouted at the driver, who simply ignored me. Before I could even shout another barrage of “indecencies” at this bloody rude hooligan, ANOTHER one of these rude bastards followed close on the heels of the first one, ALSO pushing in right in front of me. As I yelled at this second menace, a brown piss-head stuck his head out of the window and gave me the 2-finger sign. WTF? I just sat there, gaping like a fish on dry land at the banality of these terrors on the roads, who have no concern for other road users. I am sure many of you, especially South Africans, have at sometime encountered the same type of behavior from one of these hooligans on our roads, those pesky TAXIS!
NOW, for our international friends who do not fully understand what taxis in South Africa mean, it is QUITE different from your local black London taxi or your Yellow Chicago cab, TOTALLY in a different class. Compared to the lawless taxi business in South African cities, major centers like London or New York taxis are kindergartens! In South Africa, this curse on our roads is a MEGA industry and also a MEGA menace, mainly because 3/4 of the population are black and 3/4 of that population are dirt-poor as well as mostly illegal aliens. (We gratefully thank the incompetent ANC rats for this “African renaissance open border situation”) So, because of the ineptocrats in control, these poor “advent children” have, but for a very untrustworthy public transport system, only this evil menace on the roads as a means of transport. The taxi industry in South Africa is mainly a “ black thing”, owned by black moguls and many also by government politicians who also have fingers in this pie.
BECAUSE of this misdemeanour that developed in the transport industry in South Africa, it is only logic to assume that many scrupulous gangsters, both in the regime echelons and private Black/Indian/Muslim fraternity, have turned to this very lucrative venture (not to leave greedy corporate vultures like Toyota out of the picture), as a means of a “get-rich-quick” scheme. It developed as an industry with the most legal and illegal “stakeholders.” Toyota SA ( biggest manufacturer of taxis), even started to manufacture 14-seater “ mini buses” especially for this industry and Nissan followed suit with their Nissan E20 version. But that was days gone by. The most sought after mini bus today is the Toyota Quantum,– as it is supposed to carry 14 passengers, BUT neatly packed, it offers 16 seats.
THE MENACE AND BIGGEST FRUSTRATION TO ANY SOUTH AFRICAN MOTORIST- TAXIS THAT APPEAR FROM NOWHERE AND SIMPLY PUSH IN FRONT OF YOU.
This has now led to one of the biggest exploding businesses in South Africa, with literally thousands of legal and illegal opportunist operators that are invading our national road networks. As could be expected, it was not long before the dark side of this industry also stuck it’s neck out and the unscrupulous Jew boys, as expected, got involved in the business by way of setting up umpteen “taxi associations” and “Unions” to quickly “control” the flow of millions of Rand from the industry into their bank accounts. Rich fat cats rapidly set up taxi businesses and by exploiting black front men as “owners”, – South Africa became a national gangster “paradise” which were split into “zones” where an “association” was allowed to operate, in order to divide the racketeering operation into an “even” playfield for each devious stakeholder to get his share of the golden pot at the end of the black rainbow. As tariffs are much cheaper and traveling much faster than the common transport systems, most black commuters use this method to get to work and back. This then opened the door for every conman and skulduggery to obtain a 14-seater coffin and to start his own business towards his road to riches, BUT because it turned out to be such an easy way of getting cash fast, naturally the bubble had to burst somewhere and as we all know the South African local bad manners, it did in the most violent way.
VIOLENT TAXI WARS ERUPT ON A REGULAR BASIS AS RIVAL TAXI MONOPOLIZING ASSOCIATIONS GET INTO LOGGERHEADS WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF ROUTES.
THE RESULT OF THE ENSUING TAXI WARS IN SOUTH AFRICA – IT HAS BECOME A MAFIA WORLD WITH MAFIA RULES.
Since the mid-eighties, violent clashes between between different “ associations” have erupted when many greedy operators started to venture into the “hoods” and routes of other operators, stealing their passengers. It was then that a war erupted between the racketeering associations, with plenty bullets marked ‘ to whom it may concern” flying around. Specific association operators were being targeted for execution. A LOT of unlucky operators left this old world with a bang for the BIG“Taxi association” in the netherworld and they never even knew what hit them. Like the old mafia movies, unmarked cars loaded with killers flooded the streets of the urban areas and when an “illegal’ taxi was spotted on a route that he was not supposed to be on, the taxi would be blatantly “boxed in”– and the vehicle (with all the passengers inside) be riddled with machine gun bullets. In other cases, the taxis were forced off the road, made to stop and the drivers summarily shot.It became a very unhealthy business indeed. If you happen to be an innocent motorist caught in the middle of this gangster jungle justice, it was tickets for you too. No harm intended, just normal business you know? South Africa, for years, was viced between violent taxi wars with each association trying to rake in the lion-share. eliminating as many opposition members as possible. It became a very dangerous venture to be a taxi operator or driver and sometimes even more so for just being a member of the public on the roads that happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even legal bus operators and other legal taxis such as Uber were targeted for revenge and in many cases bus drivers were shot and buses set alight to prevent “ opposition” on the taxi routes. These villains saw the streets of the urban areas as “ their own” and you either had to abide by their self-made gangster rules, or simply pay the penalty.
MID-MORNING TRAFFIC – WHERE A QUARTER OF THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION CONSIST OF RACING HOOLIGAN TAXIS
Coming to the operators driving these killer machines is yet another thriller in itself. The public is exposed to constant peril by these criminal operators on the national roads. Peak-times in the mornings and afternoons are scenes from of a horror movie, as these mostly illegal and unlicensed operators take over the roads by not obeying or not interpreting the traffic laws of the country. They set their OWN dangerous and life-threatening “laws.” To them it is a matter of how many passengers they can load in an allotted peak time period, normally between 06h00 am to 10h00 am.– and then between 16h00 pm and 19h00 pm. Their taxi bosses cut deals with them. Deals such as the boss wants a thousand Rand per day from the operator, irrespective of how he gets it. Only when the boss receives HIS R1000.00, can the operator start to make some business for himself. You can imagine the carnage that follows every morning on South African suburban roads, as hundreds of low-flying, law breaking buffoons descend on the roads, each one rushing to get his bosses’ R 1000.00. HOWEVER, carting passengers are not the only business these taxi industrialists have. IN MANY cases these taxis are used for the transport of illegal contraband , illegal aliens sneaking across the borders, illegal weapons, and stolen goods, also form part of their business. This happens mostly in-between peak times, or on long range trips from South Africa to neighboring countries and back. It SURE is one of the most diversified and lucrative businesses in South Africa.
A TAXI RANK IN SOUTH AFRICA – FROM HERE THEY DESCEND ON THE HAPLESS ROAD USERS IN THEIR THOUSANDS EACH DAY, BLOCKING TRAFFIC AND CREATING A HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT.
TAXI BOSSES ARE IN A CONSTANT CONFRONTATION WITH EACH OTHER DUE TO TRESPASSING OF ” ZONES” AND STEALING OF BUSINESS.
These creatures behind the wheels should rather be pushing wheelbarrows, than behind the steering wheel of a potential killer machine. Like hooligans set loose from the depths of hell, they literally take over all systems, rules and regulations and behavior on the roads. With their manically way of interpreting and setting their own set of rules, they become a menace and a danger to other road users. Thy drive like idiots, overload the vehicles, cut in front of other road users whenever they want to, illegally pick up passengers by stopping in the middle of the road, endangering traffic, stop wherever and whenever they want even if it means piling up queues of traffic behind them, pull away and jump lanes in front of oncoming traffic whenever they feel like it and generally rape about every road disciplinary rule in the book. SHOULD they get involved in an accident, they don’t care less, as many operators are illegal aliens with no real traceable identities, valid drivers’ licenses, or addresses and they simply “ disappear” from the accident scene, just to start driving for another operator at another taxi association somewhere else. Traffic fines bother them even less, as many do not even have valid ID books and simply gives up false names. Millions of traffic fines remain outstanding. Traffic officials are at a loss as what to do with the industry.
THE RESULT OF BEING HOOLIGANS DURING PEAK TIME – HOW MANY INNOCENT LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST THROUGH THESE VILLAINS BEHIND THE STEERING WHEELS OF THESE TAXIS?
To try and fight these evil demons behind the wheels, is like peeing into the wind. Taking on the industry normally ends up by traffic officers being shot, violent riots in the streets, or taxi strikes that leave millions of commuters stranded. These villains have the South African transport system by the short and curlies and they bloody well KNOW it. The ANC communist regime is so deeply involved, they give ” concessions” to these taxi operators by subsidizing their fuel, which is really needed by transport companies and farmers in order to stimulate the economy, so we as the public can pay less for commodities at the till, but they don’t get it. BUT this really illustrates just HOW deep this unscrupulous Government is involved in the illegal racketeering on the roads. It is an evil circle of life indeed. Driving amidst such a taxi onslaught during peak times simply is a nightmare. They absolutely ignore other road users, swear at them, show fingers signs and in some cases pull out and point illegal firearms at the public. There is absolute nothing one can do, as your life is threatened. Should they kill you, they most probably will leave you at the scene while they race to fill their quota of passengers before peak time ends. The public is thus left at the mercy of these urban criminals in their coffins on wheels, who have no respect or sympathy for anyone on the roads bar themselves. In other words, the regime, law enforcement, and city officials have totally lost control of this menace they themselves created and the ones that have to endure the indignation of an ill-planned system, are the hapless public. What the poor “passengers” have to endure inside these fast driving, menacing, law ignoring and downright dangerous driving skills idiots, is just an open question. I believe more taxi drivers go to heaven than clergymen, as passengers MUST be constantly praying for their own safety,than congregation members falling asleep during services.
AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WOMAN CAUGHT SMUGGLING GANJA-( WEED) ON ONE OF THESE TAXIS. IT IS A NORMAL OPERATION IN THE BUSINESS TO TRANSPORT CONTRABAND FOR HUGE SUMS OF MONEY.
South African roads have become death zones. It has become a very dangerous place to venture and sadly, it cannot be stopped. It costs the country MILLIONS each year as a result of road accidents , traffic violations, and killings through these imbeciles that blatantly took over our roads and urban areas with their killer machines, making it their personal “belonings.” Most of these operators are not even licensed to operate on a road, but they do. To be a South African road user ostensibly is one of the most dangerous ventures in the world. Excluding the multiple hijackings, ill-disciplined police and emergency vehicles, and then the idiotic half-wit lawless rude general public drivers on our roads, this industry of criminal mafioso just adds to the huge problem of making South African roads the most dangerous transport system and killing fields in the world. Meanwhile, the poor innocent public has to worm and push their way at a snail’s pace through packed traffic and try to survive through this maze of rude and lawless pestilences every day of their lives. In South Africa, it is MUCH safer to fly than being on any national road during peak times. To be a road user in South Africa, one must be a special kind of breed as NO other country in the Western world offers such challenges to one’s safety and life as in South Africa. PERIOD! Meanwhile the government’s instigated game of death on our roads continues with no immediate end or solution for other road users in sight and the normal road users being left at the mercy of an industry, regime and law enforcement fraternity that care less, as many politicians have shares in the business and traffic and police officials are also paid off, or forms part of this evil network. The taxi world in South Africa is a world with its own rules where life is less valued than a shot of methamphetamine, a law enforcement fraternity of its own and a bloody dangerous one at that!