Taxi driver assaults motorist on M3 while passengers laugh and take pics

While driving home from work, Kiara Dube witnessed a road rage incident where a minibus taxi driver attacked another motorist on the M3 near Groote Schuur Hospital.

Dube says the taxi driver was trying to cut into the offramp, jumping other queuing vehicles. People were not happy about that, says Kiara.

The young man in another car opened his window... he must have said something to the taxi driver.

Kiara Dube, eyewitness to the assault

According to Kiara, the taxi driver stopped, jumped out of his car and attacked this young man. There was a lady in the car who jumped out and tried to stop the fight by getting in between the two men. The taxi driver also attacked her.

Kiara says she then also jumped out and tried to intervene, stopping the taxi driver from attacking the lady.

The taxi driver jumped back into his taxi and drove away. During this whole incident there were people in his taxi busy laughing and taking pictures... they thought is was a funny thing.

Kiara Dube, eyewitness to the assault

When did it become OK that we jump out of our cars and physically attack someone else?

Kiara Dube, eyewitness to the assault

It is concerning that people look at these incidents and do nothing, says Kiara. She says about a hundred cars were driving past, the young man was bleeding, but no one stopped to assist.

People were hooting for us to get out of the way so they can get home. I was quite shocked that Capetonians can behave in this way...

Kiara Dube, eyewitness to the assault

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Traffic fines older than 18 months to be cancelled (not for JHB and PTA)

Traffic fines older than 18 months to be cancelled (not for JHB and PTA)

The NPA has declared that all outstanding traffic fines should be cancelled after 18 months if no summons have been issued.

[Listen] Demerit system explained (you could lose your driver's licence)

[Listen] Demerit system explained (you could lose your driver's licence)

Serial traffic offenders could lose their driver’s licence through a demerit system that awaits approval by the President.

Demerit system for errant drivers has many 'gaping holes', says advocate

Demerit system for errant drivers has many 'gaping holes', says advocate

Legal guru advocate Jackie Nagtegaal says administration will be the biggest challenge facing the Aarto bill's implementation.

What the Aarto Amendment Bill means for motorists

What the Aarto Amendment Bill means for motorists

Chairperson of JPSA, Howard Dembovsky explains the amendments to the Bill and what it means to South African motorists.

Caller relays how she was a victim of road rage, was spat on and screamed at

Caller relays how she was a victim of road rage, was spat on and screamed at

Annie says she was forced to brake when a car stalled in front of her before being attacked by another motorist.

John Maytham's book review: Murder, road trips and hillbillies

John Maytham's book review: Murder, road trips and hillbillies

John reviews four books for your reading list.

Gauteng police deploy extra resources ahead of New Year's Eve

Gauteng police deploy extra resources ahead of New Year's Eve

More resources and law enforcement officials have been mobilised across the country.

Is road rage an illness?

Is road rage an illness?

Doctor Jacques Van Zyl says road rage should be categorised as an illness and people should seek psychiatric treatment.

Popular articles
Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Regional Co-Ordinator at Crisis Zimbabwe Coalition, Joy Mabenge says the keys to Mugabe's impeachment are turning very fast.

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Allegations point to irregularities in the tender processes where some bidders were preferred by the City's senior executives.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

EWN Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish describes Mugabe's Sunday evening speech as a humiliating downturn for the Zim president.