PENSIONER ASSAULTED IN TAXI
By: Veantha Naidoo
A Chatsworth pensioner was allegedly assaulted by a taxi conductor after she had forgotten to say where she wanted to be dropped off, earlier this week.
Lilly Naidoo (67) was on her way to her weekly senior-citizen club when the incident occurred.
“I was on my way to my meeting, and I usually always take a taxi to get there.
The taxi was full when I went in and I gave the taxi conductor my taxi fare. I then started talking to the lady next to me, and then realised I had missed my stop,” said Naidoo.
She added that she then alerted the conductor but he asked her to pay more money in order to reach her destination.
“I then refused to pay more money as my son was going to pick me up, and I did not have any extra money on me. The conductor then started screaming at me and at that point I got
He then started slapping me and started pulling my clothes, “Naidoo added.
Beverly Clement, who assisted Naidoo said, “As I was driving I could see through my window what was happening and started hooting and shouting for help.
I then saw an elderly women being thrown out, I quickly went to her and took her straight to the hospital as she was bleeding.”
Shane Moodley of the Chatsworth SAPS said that violence in taxi’s are increasing at an alarming rate.
“Many people need to be cautious when using public transport, especially the elderly as they are easy targets. It is important to always make sure that the taxi or bus that you take is never
empty and that there are other people in it,” warned Moodley.