Taxi violence grips Cape Town

South Africa

Cape Town – According to police, at least seven people have been killed following a taxi violence shooting spree in Cape Town.

In what’s suspected to be the latest flare-up in a deadly taxi turf war, Cape Town taxi groups Cata and Codeta have put the brakes on their minibuses on Thursday morning.

Police in the Western Cape say they are being deployed to taxi routes to maintain law and order, while the provincial government’s pleading for an immediate end to the violence.

Minibus taxis also embarked on a go-slow on the city’s major highways on Wednesday afternoon, blocking all lanes across the N1 and N2.

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