June 29, 2022

Ten taxis belonging to Armsta chairman set alight

By Jonk wa Mashamba

By Jonk wa Mashamba(Down Memory Lane)

The Alexandra Randburg Midrand-Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta) chairman Molefe Moekeletsi narrowly escaped death when two heavily armed men shot at him.

The incident occurred at the Armsta new offices in Wynberg on the 10th of May 2019.Again, in August same year, heavily armed thugs invaded Molefe’s premises in Marlboro before down, ambushed his workers and set alight TEN taxis that were parked.

During our interview with him, he indicated that he had been threatened on several occasions.

“I believe in the Almighty. He is the one who brought me in this world and He is the one who will decide the day I will depart this earth, but not through a GUN.”

In the very short space of time, the association has lost many of its members in the hands of guns.

Armsta chairman Sam Budza and his bodyguard Fani Ramantshwane were shot and killed in Marlboro on the 12 July 2018 while on police escort.

Armsta member Isaac Seriti was shot 32 times on the 23 July 2018 in front of his home in Extension 8.

Armsta chairman, Tello Selepe was shot dead on the 12 of February 2019 in Honeydew.

Armsta Chief patroller Bethuel Hlongwane, known as Hosi was shot dead at the Pan African Mall on the 24th of May 2019.

Arrests related to these cases have not been made since then.