Pretoria – Mabopane taxi drivers in Tshwane are tired of working among used condoms. They accuse the magoshas who do business near them of being reckless by throwing condoms near their rank.
They have been against prost1tution for years and say now it’s chasing passengers away.
One driver said they want the magoshas removed from the city. He said on Monday one of his passengers accidentally stepped on a used condom.
“She found a used condom under her shoe. She was disgusted and said she won’t come back to our filthy rank again.”
They said they are worried about the health of their passengers and passersby.
Queue marshal Richard Moloto (44) of zone 9 in Ga-Rankuwa said he has been working at the rank for over 15 years.
He said on Monday, when he arrived at work he found condoms lying on the streets.
“I knew immediately it was the magoshas who threw them here. I had to sweep them away before our clients arrived.”
Street vendor Chiedza Kuhwaura (60) of Atteridgeville said the used condoms attract flies. “They come on to my fruit and vegetables.”
A magosha said: “Most clients leave with their condoms. We are professionals and would not throw our used condoms anywhere.”
She said the drivers are just jealous. “Maybe it’s because we make more money.”
The manager of magosha house Ipi Tombi, Huang Wg (24) didn’t know there were dumped condoms nearby.
“Our trucks fetch used condoms every day. These were from nyaope smokers.”