The Public and Private Drivers Association of Zambia (PPDA) has appealed to government through the Zambia Police Service to ensure they arrest and bring to book persons murdering taxi drivers.
PPDA Secretary General Josiah Majuru said the recent murder reports in the media have continued to be worrisome and makes sad reading.
Mr Majuru told ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today that the PPDA is concerned with the increasing number of taxi drivers that have been killed in gruesome and unclear circumstances.
He further pointed out that the situation must come to an end stressing that those behind the killings have gone too far.
The PPDA Secretary General said his Association has since embarked on sensitizing taxi drivers in the communities that in as much as they do business to make money they should be careful with some of the people that try to board on their taxis especially during night time.
Mr Majuru noted that taxi drivers were also people who should not leave in fear when conducting their day to day business activities as they are out there to serve the members of the public.
A taxi driver Maybin Bwalya 32, of plot number 3738 of Kakoso Township in Chililabombwe has been shot dead in cold blood in yet another grisly murder of a Public Service Vehicle driver and dumped a few metres from his house in the early hours of yesterday.
Lusaka, Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi are other towns in the country where taxi drivers have been targets of shocking murders suspected to be ritual.