Taxi drivers eye parliament

Taxi drivers eye parliament and provincial legislatures Image: Mujahid Safodien /AFP/Getty Images

Most people have a dim view of taxi drivers but if they have it their way, they will be in parliament and provincial legislatures after next year’s polls.

Taxi associations across SA have established the Alliance for Transformation for All (ATA) – which will contest the 2019 general and provincial elections.

ATA, has registered with the IEC and on Saturday, the Chris Hani region will launch the first regional structure in the province.

ATA provincial spokesperson Zanemvula Zinja said the organisation was already operational in seven provinces with the exception of Limpopo and the Northern Cape.

Zinja said the Cape ATA, Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations, Mitchells Plain Taxi Association, UncedoService Taxi Association, the Greater Bloemfontein TaxiAssociations, Gauteng Associations like Alexander TaxiAssociation, Noord Street Taxi Association, Bree Street TaxiAssociation and East Rand (Ekurhuleni Taxi Associations), Soweto Taxi Association and KZN Taxi Associations were among the founders.

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By: Tembile Sgqolana

-Daily Dispatch


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