What's behind the taxi violence at Mall of Africa?

The Gauteng Regional Chairperson of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) confirms that the shootout between taxi drivers at Mall of Africa was a route dispute between taxi associations.

Four suspects were arrested after three people were wounded in the shootout at a parking lot at Mall of Africa.

Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Ralph Jones says that the dispute over the Mall of Africa taxi route has been happening for sometime, and that the local taxi industry has long called for government intervention.

Listen to the conversation below

There are two associations involved whose names I cannot disclose, to not blow things out of proportion

Ralph Jones, Gauteng Regional Chairperson of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco)

The situation needs to be curbed in the strongest terms before it gets out of hand

Ralph Jones, Gauteng Regional Chairperson of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco)

The mall (Mall of Africa) is central. There are operations that will come from Pretoria, Ekurhuleni, etc. If there is a gatekeeper, things will not go accordingly

Ralph Jones, Gauteng Regional Chairperson of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco)

We're engaging with government to see how soon we can have a meeting to resolve this saga

Ralph Jones, Gauteng Regional Chairperson of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco)

This article first appeared on 702 : What's behind the taxi violence at Mall of Africa?


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