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Steven Tau
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8 Jun 2017
6:15 am

Taxi association says stabbing is linked to feud

Steven Tau

On Tuesday, a group of taxi operators attacked members from a rival taxi associations, leaving one taxi burnt to ashes.

Burning taxi. Image courtesy: stock.xchng

Gauteng police could yesterday not confirm whether Tuesday afternoon’s stabbing in Soweto was related to the ongoing taxi violence over routes.

On Tuesday, a group of taxi operators attacked members from a rival taxi associations, leaving one taxi burnt to ashes.

Provincial police spokesperson Kay Makhubele called on those who believe that Tuesday’s attack was related to the ongoing taxi feud to go to the nearest police station to open a case. Makhubele said the situation was calm in Soweto yesterday.

However, speaking to The Citizen yesterday, spokesperson for the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association George Maphalala said the two men who were attacked were their association members.

“The incident happened just after 4pm on Tuesday in Dube, when a group of men started attacking and threatening two of our members with guns before stabbing them.

“One of our guys unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, while the other one is fighting for his life,” Maphalala said.

He said they were hoping to meet with government officials soon.

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