Shots fired in Midrand taxi violence

2015-02-04 19:07
A taxi was set alight during a protest in Maxwell Drive, Midrand. (Philip Coetzee, News24 user)

A taxi was set alight during a protest in Maxwell Drive, Midrand. (Philip Coetzee, News24 user)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Taxi violence has erupted over a new route to the Waterfall Corner Mall in Midrand on Wednesday, according to reports.

- Were you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

Witnesses said that just after 16:00 shots rang out as a new taxi conflict broke out in the Waterfall area between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

There are reports of several taxis having been torched.

At least one taxi has been completely destroyed.

Eyewitness News reported the R55 was closed and there were major delays from the N1 off ramp.

Netcare 911 emergency vehicles as well as Johannesburg Metro Police Department and SAPS units are at the scene.

Power987 News tweeted that the police have confirmed three people were shot.

According to reports at least one person has been arrested.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.