Taxi routes affected after 2 killed, 9 injured in Langa shootout

Two people have been gunned down at the Langa taxi rank in Cape Town.

Nine others were wounded during the shooting on Thursday morning, two of which are school children.

No arrests have yet been made and taxi services have been affected by the fatal incident.

The injured commuters have been taken to hospital and the police are combing the scene at the Libalele taxi rank.

Langa ward councillor Samkelo John says the cause of shooting has not yet been established.

However, police suspect that it may be linked to taxi violence or turf wars.

Four people were killed earlier this month in taxi related violence between rival groups of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA), who are fighting over a route to Athlone.

The Delft and Athlone route will not be operating from Langa until further notice.

Meanwhile, a police Nyala has been deployed to the taxi rank and will monitor the situation for the next 24 hours.

Out of the nine children that were injured, two are school children.

Samkelo John, Ward Councillor at Langa

Police are telling us that they suspect it might be a quarrel among the taxi drivers and owners, but they are still investigating.

Samkelo John, Ward Councillor at Langa

They are no taxis to the Athlone route, but the other routes are continuing as normal.

Samkelo John, Ward Councillor at Langa

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