Minister Mitchell extends condolences to CODETA and SANTACO following death of leader

18 January 2022
Department of Transport and Public Works

Media Release by Daylin Mitchell, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works

I am saddened by the tragic passing of one of the leaders of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA), Mr Mzoxolo Dibela. Mr Dibela was also the Deputy Chairperson of SA National Taxi Council (SANTACO) Western Cape.

Mr Dibela’s body was found at the sand dunes at Monwabisi beach in Khayelitsha on Monday afternoon. He had sustained gunshot wounds to his head. Police are investigating a murder case.

Since my appointment as the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works in May 2021, I have been working very closely with Mr Dibela in dealing with challenges facing he taxi industry. Mr Dibela formed part of the leadership delegations that I have been engaging in my efforts to end the taxi violence between CATA and CODETA.

He was a firm leader who showed dedication to change the image of the minibus taxi industry.

I extend my sincere condolences to Mr Dibela’s family, to the members of CODETA and to the colleagues in the broader taxi industry. May his soul Rest in Peace.

I call on the SAPS and enforcement authorities to work around the clock to find Mr Dibela’s killers and bring them to book as soon as possible along with the perpetrators of other taxi related crimes.

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