Western Cape police are calling on communities in areas that have been affected by ongoing taxi violence to come forward with any information that would assist them with their investigations. More than 80 people have been killed in the Western Cape in taxi-related violence between taxi associations, CATA and CODETA[…]
On Friday, Western Cape MEC for Transport Daylin Mitchells announced the closure of a major taxi route, the B97 between Mbekweni in Paarl and Bellville from Monday. This follows weeks of taxi violence in the province. Here is a list of affected taxi ranks and lanes: Closed ranks in Bellville[…]
The Western Cape province has made an official request for a deployment of more soldiers to quell the ongoing taxi violence in the province. The soldiers are assisting law enforcement officials to bring stability in the affected routes. At least 24 people have been killed in the past two weeks[…]
The Western Cape government has launched an initiative aimed at reducing illegal taxi operations and the deadly conflict in the industry. The provincial government’s Blue Dot Taxi was launched in Cape Town, and will initially include over a thousand vehicles. They will participate in an incentive programme aimed at rewarding[…]
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works says it will continue to closely monitor the Bellville and the Bloekombos taxi ranks after reopening them yesterday. The busy transport hubs were closed following taxi conflict and shootings over the weekend. The department’s Jandré Bakker said the decision to reopen[…]
Eleven people are confirmed dead in an ambush shooting on the R74 in KwaZulu-Natal, which is now being investigated as an incident of taxi violence, police said on Sunday. “We have dispatched our taxi violence unit to the scene,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker. On Saturday night, a minibus[…]
Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant has threatened to shut down Cape Town taxi ranks hit by recent violence and has asked Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to help resolve the war over routes. “MEC Grant has requested a meeting with Minister Nzimande to discuss the matter. We are awaiting a[…]
Nine people were shot dead and three others injured in alleged taxi violence in the Western Cape, police said on Saturday. The men were killed in different locations around Cape Town on Friday afternoon until the early hours of Saturday morning, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said. Rwexana said officers[…]
The situation in Delft seems calm at present, as police continue to monitor the area on Thursday. Residents reported this morning that gunshots were fired and local schools had to send learners home. The Delft Taxi Association and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association are at war over taxi routes and[…]
Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant has reassured commuters that officials are working closely with authorities to address the current situation in Delft, as the taxi wars spiral out of control. According to reports, there was more shooting in the area on Wednesday, as a dispute between rival groups continues.[…]
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