- A group of taxi drivers showed incredible solidarity with the victims of gender-based violence
- The brave men took to the streets and walked around in high heels and dresses
- News of the gesture went viral as hundreds of people saluted the taxi drivers
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Taxi drivers don't enjoy the best of reputations. The group of employees are often associated with lawlessness, poor driving and obscenities.
However, one group of drivers challenged that perception as they stood together in support of a noble cause.
Mosala Mabeleng revealed how he and a few other drivers braved the streets in dresses and high heels as they attempted to put themselves in women's shoes.
The show of solidarity was inspired by the recent campaigns combating gender-based violence.
Mabeleng shared photos and details of the gesture via Facebook and YEN.com.gh witnessed how the post went viral.
See photos below:
Naledi Seripe hoped the gesture inspired others to act as well:
"Big up to all of you, and I hope this will be a challenge to all the drivers throughout all the Provinces. Spirit."
Palesa Moloi was simply blown away by their actions:
"This is the sweetest gesture against women abuse I've ever seen... nogal from taxi drivers! I'm humbled, dear gentlemen... thank you and we love you."
Monica Rood Warren admired the new looks:
"Maar julle is soooooo mooi! Thank you so much guys!"
There have been interesting stories regarding 'trotro' drivers lately. Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Edward Armah Ago and his wife, Evelyn Adjeley Adjei, have worked as a driver and 'mate' for five years and still counting.
It was indicated that the 55-year-old man and the 42-year-old woman have been working amicably on family businesses since that nineties. Their work as driver and 'mate' has been based between La Tse Addo and Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
According to Edward, he acquired his drivers' license in 1989, which was 30 years ago. He explained that business was not so good back then and he found it difficult to support his family adequately.
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