3 killed in yet another taxi-related shooting in Cape Town

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A cape town taxi rank.
A cape town taxi rank.
Bertram Malgas

Three men were found dead with bullet wounds at the Joe Slovo taxi rank in Milnerton, Cape Town, on Wednesday morning. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said a fourth person was wounded taken to a medical facility.

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The police were called to the scene at the busy transport hub at 09:00 on Wednesday and found the bodies and wounded person.

"Preliminary findings are that the incident is linked to the taxi conflict," said Potelwa.

The shooting raises the spectre of a return to the retaliatory shootings that brought public transport to a halt earlier this year. 

Then, the SA National Defence Force had to help with escorting buses. 

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Thousands of commuters were stranded as shots flew indiscriminately during the taxi turf war.

High level meetings involving Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell brokered a ceasefire among the warring associations, Cata and Codeta. 

The police's Taxi Task Team is investigating the incident. 

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