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Hout Bay taxi-related shooting claims lives - Hout Bay CPF

1 April 2019 9:43 AM
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Cape taxi violence
Hout Bay shooting

A number of people have been injured and four are believed dead following a shooting between two taxi associations in Hout Bay.

The Hout Bay Community Policing Forum says four people died on Monday morning following a shooting at an illegally occupied space used as a taxi rank in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Chairperson of the Hout Bay Community Policing Forum, Anthony Chemaly says an estimated 50 shots were fired on Monday morning. He describes the situation as 'chaotic', adding the police were also fired upon.

The community is extremely frustrated and everybody is shouting at Saps asking why aren't they doing anything but the reality is, what do you do with only 4 to 5 members when you have people shooting at you?

Anthony Chemaly, Chairperson - Hout Bay Community Policing Forum

It takes about an hour for a response team to get here and in the meantime traffic is stopped. People can't get to work and they are traumatised.

Anthony Chemaly, Chairperson - Hout Bay Community Policing Forum

It is absolutely unacceptable that our people are held ransom by these criminals. Something needs to be done.

Anthony Chemaly, Chairperson - Hout Bay Community Policing Forum

Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith says the fatalities in Hout Bay are still unconfirmed and the taxi rank is currently barricaded.

There is a court order against the two associations and they are making it impossible for the state to help them. They are going to get us at a point where we are going to revoke operating licenses and take further steps against them.

JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security - City of Cape Town

MEC for Community Safety in Western Cape Alan Winde says extra resources will be sent to Hout Bay to deal with the current taxi wars in the area.

Metro Police Chief Wayne Le Roux says the main road in Hout Bay has been closed, from the police station to Chapman's Peak.

He is appealing to motorists to be careful and contact Metro Police if they see anything unusual on 021 480 7700.

The safety of the road users is our priority at this stage.

Wayne Le Roux, Metro Police Chief - Western Cape Government

Chief Director for Transport in Western Cape, Yasir Ahmed says WC government is in the process of considering the operating licenses of the two associations.

He says the none of the two associations operating in the area have operating licences.

The two associations were suspended by the Provincial Transport Register which means they cannot transact for long distances.

Yasir Ahmed, Provincial Transport Register - Western Cape Government

The bottom line is that we are dealing with criminality and police are on the ground making sure that commuters are kept safe.

Yasir Ahmed, Provincial Transport Register - Western Cape Government

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Hout Bay taxi-related shooting claims lives - Hout Bay CPF


1 April 2019 9:43 AM
Tags:
Cape taxi violence
Hout Bay shooting

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