The UDM has applauded Bantu Holomisa and SAFTU Secretary-General, Zwelinzima Vavi for successfully brokering peace between the taxi associations to address taxi violence in the Western Cape.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) issued a statement on Thursday, 29 July 2021, in which it applauded its leader, Bantu Holomisa and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Secretary-General, Zwelinzima Vavi. This is for their work in the Western Cape between the warring taxi associations.
The UDM noted that Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula and the MEC for Transport in the Western Cape, Daylin Mitchell were in the province to broker peace but appear to have both failed, stating that Mbalula provided no leadership, only mere talks and pictures. The party believes that the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) governing parties in the province have continued to fail residents because of what the UDM has described as “celebrity tendencies and peacock parading.”
The UDM further highlighted that commuters and innocent bus drivers had been caught in the crossfire, ducking bullets during the taxi violence and resulting in most of them being unable to report for work, including UDM support staff in the province. The party also confirmed that the UDM and SAFTU leadership were able to come up with a practical plan acceptable to both taxi associations, and has thanked the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) for their willingness to listen.
See the post below.
— UDM (@UDmRevolution) July 29, 2021