Gqeberha taxi owners want compensation from the government form their damaged taxi's by Somalian's during a fully blown fight with taxi drivers involving gunfire and burnings, the violence erupted when a Somalian national got into an accident with a Zulu taxi driver.
It is believed that an argument started immediately after where the two parties were refusing to take responsibility for the accident, and then the Somalian national man shot the Zulu Taxi driver which started a chain of events which saw the destruction that happened.
The owners demand the government to compensate them in recovering their burned and damaged taxi’s, however their demands were not received very well by most people who understand that the government had nothing to do with their taxis which were destroyed unless they are trying to justify it by giving a racist reason why they are asking for compensation from the government.
Several taxi's and shops were damaged during the violence, that incident completely showed us that the Somalian nationals are very tired of being prejudice and treated unfairly in this country and now they're fighting back in order to make a statement that they too belong.
According to their leaders they say that Africa is not a foreign land to the Africans, because in Africa they can never be a foreigner in their own land that’s how they put it.
The taxi drivers are known to bully everyone in South Africa but it seems like they have met their match and instead of going to the Somalian nationals and asking them to be compensated for their taxis, they’re going straight for the weak government and accusing it of something.
They are basically saying that they are the ones who are responsible for the destruction of their taxis, because they allow foreign nationals into the country.
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