Good morning all
I would like to inform each and everyone who utilize taxi services of an incident which took place at 5:45 this morning.
A friend of mine got into a taxi on Jake’s Gerwal to travel to Cape Town(of which the Gaatjie conveyed). Whilst traveling on Jake’s Gerwal, he had been said that the driver would divert to Duinefontein to pick up 7 passengers ( who apparently are regulars).
Feeling pressurized and being alone with the driver and Gaatjie, he had no option.The driver then took the off ramp towards Philippi police station by which he was threatened to hand over his wallet, watch, cash and other belongings or being shot.
The driver brought the taxi to a halt at pnp distribution center, got out the van and removed the rear number plate whilst my friend was being held up in the van by the Gaatjie.
Thereafter, he had been told to get out the van and the driver drove off.
He could only describe the driver wearing a black Taqiyah (kufia)and fair complexion.
The Gaatjie had L shape gold platings on his front teeth and a blue cap.
Fortunately, he was not injured.
Please be aware of these activities within our community.