City Police swoop on Otjomuise pirate taxis

City Police swoop on Otjomuise pirate taxis

City Police on Wednesday afternoon swooped on illegal taxis operating between Otjomuise and Sewende and Agste Laan townships.
Many of the drivers who are operating these unroadworthy taxis without valid driver’s licenses jumped out of the cars and ran away while one was arrested.
The City Police officers called their tow-in service to remove the vehicles.
Many of the commuters using these taxis are now stranded at the Otjomuise Shopping Centre not knowing how to get home.
These pirate taxis charge between N$6 and N$7 while registered taxis charge N$12.
Police also confiscated money found in the taxis.