Police on high alert after taxi shooting
Johannesburg - The police were patrolling the Honeydew area, north west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning after a minibus taxi owner was killed and two people were injured in a drive-by shooting, a spokesperson said.
"Everything seems calm now but we are still patrolling the area. The investigations continue," Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said.
On Tuesday, a minibus taxi owner was standing on the corner of the Hendrik Potgieter and Peter roads in Roodepoort, talking to a colleague, when shots were fired from a white Toyota Corolla. Both men were hit.
Ndou said the owner's colleague and a passenger in a passing taxi were wounded.
The shooting was believed to be part of growing tension between the Faraday and Dorljota taxi associations over routes in the Honeydew area.
"We are still trying to work out what happened and which taxi association the victim belonged to," said Ndou.
On Monday, a taxi was reportedly forced off the road in Hendrik Potgieter road and its driver was beaten with a sjambok.
He was taken to hospital and had since laid a charge of assault, Ndou said.
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