Cops monitor taxi violence

2012-02-17 11:01

Police were monitoring East Lynne, east of Pretoria, this morning after violent fights between minibus taxi owners yesterday, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

The Mamelodi Long Distance Taxi Association and the Plaza Taxi Association were allegedly involved in violent fights at the corner of Baviaanspoort and Stormvoel roads yesterday morning.
“During the violence about 11 taxis’ tyres were slashed, a driver was assaulted and was taken to the hospital,” said Tsinyane.

Violence broke out between taxi drivers who were fighting over the route from the Pretoria central business district to Mamelodi via East Lynne.
“We hope people will come forward with information with regards to the damage to property case registered at Villeria police station,” she said.

A meeting between the associations was expected to take place soon and police would monitor the situation which was calm today, said Tsinyane.

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