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EXPLAINER | What you need to know about taxi violence in Cape Town

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Taxis wait outside Cape Town Station Deck after an alleged shooting incident involving rival taxi drivers on 14 July.
Taxis wait outside Cape Town Station Deck after an alleged shooting incident involving rival taxi drivers on 14 July.
Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and law enforcement agencies were out in full force in parts of Cape Town to prevent any potential violence related to the closure of a taxi route and some ranks.

The City of Cape Town's security and metro police, law enforcement, traffic services and SAPS were stationed at taxi hubs, highways and major routes. 

An ongoing feud between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations of SA (Codeta) led to deadly shootings in communities, and also left thousands of commuters stranded. 

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