South African township slang for minibus taxi. The minibus taxis are known in South Africa for their speed just like Zola Budd, a South African born British Olympic track and field competitor. Zola Budd is most famous for her involvement in the 1984 Olympic 3000 metre race, where she was accused of tripping fellow competitor Mary Decker. Following the incident an IAAF inquiry cleared Zola Budd of any responsibility for Mary Decker's fall. Zola Budd represented Great Britain as South Africa was not allowed to compete because of Apartheid sanctions. Zola Budd gained British citizenship as her grandfather was British. Currently Zola Budd resides in Myrtle Beach in the USA, but she still maintains a relationship with South Africa. In 2012 she competed in Comrades and Two Oceans Marathons, both held in South Africa.
by jay gatz May 21, 2013