Taxi set alight in Pretoria protest

2014-10-09 15:23
(File photo, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A minibus taxi was set alight in Pretoria West during a battle between two taxi associations in the area, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

"The taxi was torched yesterday [Wednesday] as the associations were allegedly fighting over routes," said Colonel Caroline Naidoo.

A case of assault was also opened on Wednesday.

"Police are investigating both cases," said Naidoo.

Police managed to bring stability to the conflict, which began on Wednesday.

"The situation is calm at the moment," said Naidoo.

She said members from the two taxi associations as well as the metro police and the local police were meeting on Thursday in an attempt to resolve the dispute.

No arrests had been made.

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