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Police Minister to visit Gqeberha after violence in Korsten

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An accident between an Audi and a taxi in Korsten yesterday resulted in chaos.
An accident between an Audi and a taxi in Korsten yesterday resulted in chaos.
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Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, and Deputy Minister of Police, Cassel Mathale, will today, 14 October visit Gqeberha following violence and wanton destruction of property. 

Yesterday, 13 October violence broke out in Durban Road in Korsten following an accident between a taxi and a sedan believed to belong to a local businessman.

According to Col. Priscilla Naidu, police investigations show the single incident led to the torching of several vehicles and property. 

"According to police reports, alleged retaliation between the local businessmen and taxi drivers ensued and resulted in eight taxis being set alight, two taxis were damaged and a civilian vehicle was also set alight. No injuries were reported," Naidu said. 

The Police Ministry and senior South African Police Service officials will travel to the area and receive a full report from the provincial SAPS management on this incident, as well as the spate of murders that have taken place in Walmer township over the weekend.

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