Taxi violence erupts in Limpopo

2014-09-25 14:26
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Violent clashes between two taxi associations occurred in Marapong, near Lephalale on Thursday, Limpopo police said.

"This morning we received a call from the community to say somebody was being assaulted in Marapong," said police spokesperson Frans Mokoena.

"The conflict was between the local taxi association and the recent, newly formed metered taxi [group]."

A driver of the local taxi association was assaulted and his taxi damaged.

Seven of the metered taxis were burnt, as well as a house and two shops.

Two people of each organisation had been arrested, Mokoena said.

The injured driver was taken to hospital.

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