Four suspects arrested for the shootout outside Mall of Africa

The shooting outside the Mall of Africa in Midrand has got many people questioning their safety in this new mall.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng, members of the two taxi associations were shooting at each other around 2pm.

One member of the taxi association and one female bystander were injured and taken to the hospital.

Mofokeng says four suspects have been arrested. The police are still investigating the matter in order to make more arrests. Several firearms were also recovered at the scene.

Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala asked Mofokeng what his department is doing to stop taxi violence.

These incidents do happen. Remember taxi industry is used to transport members, and these members walk through and unfortunately sometimes get injured.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng, Gauteng police spokesperson

The provincial commissioner of Gauteng and the Gauteng police have established a task team dealing with violent incidents.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng, Gauteng police spokesperson

We are taking statements from people who were around and we are hoping to do more arrests.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng, Gauteng police spokesperson

Listen to the full interview below...


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