President of the South African National Taxi Council Philip Taaibosch said the industry welcomed the government's decision to take the panel vans converted illegally into taxis off the roads.
Taaibosch was speaking after Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande announced a Revised Taxi Recapitalisation Programme that resumed in March.
He said taxi operators were required to scrap their Toyota Quantum panel vans for R124000, but it seemed dealers, manufacturers and banks that financed them were not held responsible for putting them on the road.
Taaibosch said the government needed to bring together all stakeholders and engage everyone because it was not taxi drivers and taxi bosses who welded seats into the panel vans so that they could transport passengers....
Photo - http://v.duta.us/Qq7twgAA
Click here to read more— - http://v.duta.us/sczQIgAA