Deadly Cape taxi battles: Route rivalry and old grudges

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Golden Arrow buses stopped alongside the N2 at Borchards Quarry.
Golden Arrow buses stopped alongside the N2 at Borchards Quarry.
Brenton Geach, Gallo Images

Warring taxi associations are using "weapons of war" in their deadly fight over routes in Cape Town, said Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday. 

Although a ceasefire was declared on Wednesday night, Mbalula warned these agreements could be fragile.  

Black commuters and operators are particularly hard hit by the latest dispute between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta). 

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