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4 hurt in Pretoria CBD taxi fight

2013-07-12 10:06

Johannesburg - Four people were injured in a fight between two rival taxi associations in the Pretoria CBD on Friday morning, Tshwane metro police said.

Police received a call at around 06:00 about the Tembisa Taxi Association and the Olievenhoutbosch Taxi Association fighting, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said.

"During the fight shots were fired but it did not hit anybody.

"The four people were injured during the fight."

Three people were also assaulted during the altercation, according to Eyewitness News.

Ten people were taken in for questioning.

Mahamba said there was a possibility that all 10 could be arrested after the questioning.

He said police were meeting with the taxi associations to determine the cause of the fight.

However, they suspected that it was over taxi routes.

Police remained on the scene monitoring the situation.

Comments
  • Julie Elisabeth Craytor - 2013-07-12 10:22

    Parasites..

      Mc Segal - 2013-07-12 14:56

      As long as shots were fired with legal licensed firearms everything should be ok then??(sarcasm in case u missed it)

  • Kenneth Mthethwa - 2013-07-12 10:33

    Take all taxis of of town

      Mike Motlokwa - 2013-07-12 12:00

      U must be smoking dagga or being heavily drunk ,you better go and sleep.

      Staar - 2013-07-12 13:15

      Totally Agree with Mike!! he must have had one of the King's greens.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2013-07-12 10:46

    The ANCYL regard themselves as ungovernable. They obviously haven't met the mobs that run the taxi industry.

  • Attila Biemuller - 2013-07-12 11:03

    Why don't they introduce Air Taxi's,wonder how many will actually "Fly"

  • Ncube Tseke - 2013-07-12 11:15

    The matter is simple to solve by government and especially by MEC of safety and security and transport, this should be tackled while is still early as taxi violence are very dangerous. Those two associations should be brought to discipline quickly, and those found guilty of firing then face the law because what if during that firing an innocent person was hit some where and I think to get them sorted out both of them should stop operating while investigations are continuing, their vehicles should remain parked at their homes not working and is where they will then realise that they need to co operate and work together. An empty stomach does not beg anyone, one way or the other if they do not work they will come up with a peaceful solution to their problem and work together.

  • Mandy Pepler - 2013-07-12 11:19

    A danger to the roads and eachother

  • Ken Koen - 2013-07-12 11:28

    This 'democratic' anarchy is making me sick!! Taxi scum REGULARLY have gunfights, and commit all sorts of serious crime, and NOTHING is done about it. JMPD cops went on the rampage holding members of the public hostage and pointing fire arms at the police. NOTHING was done about it. So called soldiers go on strike, in other words MUTINY, and NOTHING was done about it. Not to mention the rampant murder rape and robbery, for which bail is freely dished out. ANARCHY! Please Mr President WHEN is the law going to be ENFORCED???????

      procold2 - 2013-07-12 11:32

      its the new new sa under the idoit number 1's rule, nothing will get done until there is a change in gov, protect yourself and your family because no one else is going to do it.

  • Alan Kennedy - 2013-07-12 11:42

    Imagine if [for argument's sake] Pick and Pay and Checkers had to find themselves tenants in the same mall, and took to resolving their problems the way these idiots do ... anti-apartheid legacy that needs sorting out

  • Graeme Parsons - 2013-07-12 11:43

    Perhaps Julius should nationalise this along with mines and land.

  • Johannes Malesela Mokau - 2013-07-12 11:44

    obvious this association is ivory park taxi association.this association always want to own all this route.

  • Johannes Malesela Mokau - 2013-07-12 11:44

    obvious this association is ivory park taxi association.this association always want to own all this route.

  • Graeme Parsons - 2013-07-12 11:45

    Perhaps Julius should nationalise this along with mines and land.

  • Wendy Nezar Schmidt - 2013-07-12 11:54

    I wonder if all the taxi drivers said they are going to vote DA or any other party other than the ANC, if suddenly their lawlessness on the roads would be dealt with? just asking.

  • Jabulile Pearl Sibeko - 2013-07-12 12:08

    "Mahamba said there was a possibility that all 10 could be arrested after the questioning". They better speed up the questioning because they will be another shooting this afternoon since they did not shoot anyone, the hit-men don't just waste the bullets. Killing for commuters money. *annoyed*

  • Mandy Pepler - 2013-07-12 12:37

    This like so many other things in our country have got out of hand and uncontrollable.

  • Xolelwa Nxonxo Yawa - 2013-07-12 22:01

    Isidingo (The Need) SABC3 ........you don have a clue neh ?......Georgie Zamdela and Slu.

  • EJ Moropane - 2013-07-13 07:52

    Only if we have solutions of transport in this country and scrap off this taxis thing, this idiots when they start fighting they don't care who they hurt in the process and mostly are the passengers that get hurt not these imbeciles. I'm not goin to talk about tribes because I'll end up being called a tribalist but we all know who dominates the taxi industry and most of then they use their a#ses to think instead of their half brains @least

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