Man assaulted in Durban taxi conflict

2016-09-07 18:03
Paramedics attend to a man understood to have been injured in the face-off on Umgeni Road near Soldiers Way. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Paramedics attend to a man understood to have been injured in the face-off on Umgeni Road near Soldiers Way. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - There is a heightened police presence in central Durban following tension between two taxi associations, during which a man was assaulted and two vehicles were damaged, on Wednesday afternoon.

On Umgeni Road near the Department of Home Affairs office, a car belonging to the Umgeni Taxi Association was damaged when it was overturned.

A large contingent of eThekwini Metro Police officers descended on the scene. Heavily-armed members of a private security company joined them later.

In a separate incident on Umgeni Road, near KE Masinga Road, a taxi was badly damaged and a man assaulted.

Paramedics attended to the bloodied man at the roadside while officers cordoned off the damaged taxi in the middle of the road.

Private security officials armed with assault rifles were stationed at ranks along the road.  

Two police sources, who could not be named, said they had been placed on alert due to tensions between the Umgeni and Inanda taxi associations.

The police media centre had not responded to questions at the time of publishing.

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