South Africa: Toyota condemns converted taxis

source: IOL
February 15 2010 at 07:26AM

Toyota SA on Sunday condemned the illegal conversion of its panel vans into taxis.

“Our stance on the issue is clear. We don’t condone it at all,” said Toyota SA spokesman Ferdi De Vos.

“The conversions started before the introduction of the Quantum Ses’fikile taxis. People converted the panel vans because it was cheaper,” he said.

De Vos was reacting to Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle’s comments that converted taxis were unfit to carry passengers.

“Every Toyota Quantum conversion is a potential time bomb, and … the conversions may have already cost many lives,” Carlisle’s department said in a [continue reading]

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