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"I am appalled by the level of savagery and hate displayed by the individuals who perpetrated this act of violence. These acts are unacceptable and must be condemned. We pledge our solidarity with the victim and wish him a speedy recovery," said Mamabolo.
He has called on law enforcement to apprehend each and every individual who was involved in the crime.
"We have come a long way as a province in dealing with minibus taxi violence. This incident is an affront to the efforts of so many peace-loving people within the taxi industry and the people of Gauteng. These individuals should face the full might of the law," added Mamabolo.
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He added that the latest incident of violence should not be allowed to undermine the efforts that have been made in ridding the province of taxi violence.
"All our interventions in the taxi industry were to ensure that the industry sheds its negative public perception and takes its rightful place in the public transport value chain, said MEC.
As part of the provincial government's Growing Gauteng Together Through Smart Mobility vision, the department has prioritised the modernisation of the taxi industry as the majority public transport mode in the province.
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