Taxi rank violence causes havoc

2015-05-28 06:00

SEVEN people were charged on Tuesday for public violence after taxi violence broke out at the Port Shepstone taxi rank. The perpetrators appeared in court on Wednesday.

An update was not available at the time of going to press.

Initially, three people were taken in for questioning after a shooting incident on the same morning.

Commuters took cover while police were called to the scene.

A domestic worker told the Fever that she and other commuters thought they were in a movie.

“We were so scared. We all ran as fast and as far away as we could. We didn’t know what was happening.”

When police arrived at the scene, they cordoned off the area where the incident took place and began collecting evidence.

“Police cordoned off the rank and began processing the area for forensics­,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Two vehicles were also confiscated.

One was abandoned and the other was intercepted by police.

“Three people were taken in for questioning.

“Five firearms and five magazines with numerous rounds of ammunition were found in the vehicle,” said Wiid.

Shortly afterwards, police also apprehended four men in the CBD and confiscated four more rifles, with magazines and rounds.

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