WC government raises concerns over taxi conflicts being taken to taxi ranks

There are concerns that disputes over taxi routes are being bought directly to taxi ranks in Cape Town.

Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, Donald Grant says owners have started to change their modus operandi.

When there's normally conflict in the taxi industry, shootings have been taking place, but away from taxi ranks. What concerns me is that now this is moving towards the taxi ranks themselves.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

His comments follow the fatal shooting of two taxi drivers at Langa taxi rank on Thursday morning.

A driver and a taxi operator were both shot dead in Langa, but there were 9 people that were shot in the cross-fire and that is completely unacceptable.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

Grant says the Western Cape government, as well as the City of Cape Town and taxi associations, are working together to get to the root cause of the incident.

No arrest have yet been made with regards to Thursday's shooting, says Grant.

The most important thing is accountability and we must rely on the National Prosecuting Agency to track down these guys and bring them to justice, otherwise people are going to break the law with impunity.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

A schoolgirl caught in the cross-fire will have her leg amputated as a result of her injuries.

To hear the rest of this interview with Donald Grant, listen below:


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