COWDRAY Park Taxis Association (CPTA) yesterday refuted the claims by some of its members, who claimed two commuter omnibuses bought by the association were registered in the local councillor’s children’s names.
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The association recently bought two vehicles to service the suburb, which they feel is short-changed by commuter omnibus operators.
These have been at the heart of problems bedevilling CPTA leading to the suspension of some members. CPTA spokesman Lenox Maphosa claimed that some members, who had since been suspended, were spreading lies about the association.
“We understand that there were claims that were made by these rebels,” he said.
“They claimed the association’s taxis, were registered in the names of the councillor’s children. That statement was wrong
“As the spokesperson of this association, I have the documents that prove that our vehicles are not in any individual’s name, but are registered under the company’s name.
“The aim was to create employment to support the community,” he explained.
“Other residents were invited to join the idea and it was put down that all the members should contribute equally to benefit equally.”
Maphosa said some members were not paying their subscriptions, leading to problems within the association.