The taxi driver who swaps a steering wheel for a shovel

(Cape Town) – A part-time taxi driver has taken it upon himself to clean a filthy kasi street with vigour and pride.

GOOD NEWS: Part time taxi driver Yamkela Ncume volunteers to clean a filthy Dunoon Street once a week.

GroundUp reports that Yamkela Ncume couldn’t stand the accumulating filth and stagnant grey water in Dunoon’s Gousbloom Street, so he started cleaning it himself.

Armed with a rake and a shovel, and sometimes using his bare hands, he removes all domestic refuse and filth from the street.

Residents along the street praise Ncume for his selflessness.

 When GroundUp visited the area on April 10, Ncume was cleaning the stinking rubbish.

“I love my community and I want to keep our street and environment clean.

“Refuse accumulates very quickly here because of overcrowding, and we have young children constantly playing in the street. If we wait for authorities to come clean for us, kids will pick up germs,” he said.

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