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Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works to monitor Bellville and the Bloekombos taxi ranks

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[…]

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11 dead in alleged taxi violence shooting in KZN

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[…]

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9 killed, three injured in Western Cape taxi violence

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[…]

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Delft community on edge as taxi violence continues

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[…]

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Delft to be declared a high risk area

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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