[WATCH] Joburg taxi commuter takes over the wheel on trip to Noord taxi rank

A video of a taxi passenger taking over the wheel has been circulated on social media.

On her commute to work on Wednesday morning, Tshepiso Shongwe volunteered to drive when the taxi driver got into an altercation with Johannesburg metro police.

She says officers used pepper spray on the taxi driver, affecting his eyesight and making it difficult for him to continue the trip to Noord taxi rank.

Watch the video below...

She took some time out to talk to Nickolaus Bauer on the Afternoon Drive.

Never had I thought that I would be driving a taxi this morning.

Tshepiso Shongwe, Taxi commuter-turned-driver

I had to drive all the way because he could not see properly, so we had to drive all the way inside MTN [rank].

Tshepiso Shongwe, Taxi commuter-turned-driver

After they sprayed him they gave him a ticket and left him like that. He asked: 'Is there anybody who can drive this taxi to Noord? My eyes are burning I can't see.'

Tshepiso Shongwe, Taxi commuter-turned-driver

Click on the link below to hear more from Shongwe...


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