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The taxi guard died inside the vehicle after it caught fire.

Guard dies in accident

The taxi guard was trapped inside the vehicle when it caught fire.

A TAXI guard from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) was killed on Thursday morning when the driver lost control of the vehicle and set it on fire.

The incident took place in William Slammert Drive in Bethelsdorp.

Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, a police spokesperson, says according to the driver he swerved for a pedestrian and then lost control of the taxi.

The vehicle hit a brick pillar, overturned and caught fire.

Janse van Rensburg says two school children aged 15 and 17 were injured in the incident as well as the driver and two other adults.

The name of the deceased has not yet been announced. Police are meanwhile investigating a case of culpable homicide. - Algoa FM



Western Cape government launches taxi service

The Western Cape premier, Alan Winde, and the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, officially launched the Blue Dot Taxi pilot project at Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell on Thursday morning.

This project is a pioneering initiative participating in more than 1 300 minibus taxis distributed throughout the Western Cape. 

The participation is done through a new incentive program that will reward improved management behavior and higher service quality.

Winde writes in his statement: "I am incredibly proud of this innovative pilot project that will help improve public transport in this province."


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