WATCH: ‘It’s just a dent’ – Is this the least roadworthy taxi in South Africa?


WATCH: ‘It’s just a dent’ – Is this the least roadworthy taxi in South Africa?

Alex Patrick | 2017-02-20 14:35:10.0

A video has surfaced on social media showing what appears to be a squashed minibus taxi driving on a freeway.

The video, which was shared on Twitter by Norma Mansoor, has already garnered more than 800 retweets and 500 likes.

The footage shows a minibus taxi driving on the highway in a state of absolute disrepair.

The formerly rectangular frame of the vehicle now appears nearly triangular as the left side of the vehicle seems to have been squashed inwards, leaving a gap at the back of the taxi. The driver’s door might well be attached through prayer alone.

Smoke trails behind the taxi as it makes its way along the freeway.

Many people shared their disbelief that a vehicle in that state was allowed to drive on the road.

Arrive Alive shared the video on its Twitter page, saying: “Sometimes you doubt whether a vehicle is roadworthy… then there are times that you just KNOW!”

Radio station 5FM’s Nicole Da Silva said: “WT actual F? Where’s Metro when you need them?”

The Locnville fan page tweeted: “When you are still living in the month of Janu-worry but it’s nearly March.”

When we asked people on Facebook to ‘caption’ this video, there were some great responses:

Jez Mukwevho wrote “It’s just a dent,” while Khensani Maluleke posted “It’s still safer than the Ford Kuga.”

Read all the comments here

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