Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Maloban e has called on women who have been sexually assaulted by taxi drivers to come forward and report the crimes, and she’s urging taxi drivers to point out rapists.
The MEC held a meeting with taxi associations in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Eyewitness News reported on Thursday morning that a Johannesburg woman was allegedly raped in the back of a taxi in front of her 10-year-old son on Sunday.
Police have confirmed two other cases were reported in the Roodepoort area last year, and that several cases have been opened in Soweto.
Nkosi-Malobane says she is disappointed that this has been happening for some time.
“It looks like it’s something that’s been happening for quite some time. Taxi leadership is not surprised that women are being raped in taxis. They claim that police are aware that women have been victims of rape and no one has done anything about it.”