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Gauteng government surprises the family of the late taxi operator Jabu Baloyi who was shot a killed in Tshwane.
Baloyi was killed in the Pretoria CBD in August during clashes between taxi operators and a group of foreign nationals who were allegedly accused of drug dealings in the area.
The family also received a visit from the President after learning about the passing of the husband and father and the reason behind his passing. That is where the family cried to the President for help saying they don’t know how they are going to survive without him.
Gauteng transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo together with taxi officials paid a surprise visit to the family in Soshanguve to hand over a brand new mini bus taxi they bought for them so they can continue with their lives living a life they were taught by Jabu.
President called on the association together other partners to lend a hand to the family during his visit.
The decision by private company SA Taxi to donate the car to the family comes after various calls by leaders in the country for the family to be supported,” said Mamabolo.
He also added that the vehicle is fully paid and the family owes nothing. The association said they will also play their part and help the family register the vehicle so it can start working and make an income for them.