[LISTEN] Tsakane taxi rank shootout NOT down to rivalry

Gauteng MEC for Roads And Transport Ismael Vadi says the situation in Tsakane in Ekurhuleni is 'very serious'.

Four people were killed on Wednesday during a shootout, while six others were injured, eight people were arrested and nine firearms were recovered from the scene.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on the Breakfast Show, Vadi says law enforcement officers have been deployed in and around the Tsakane taxi rank.

We have to be mindful and concerned about the safety of our commuters, other drivers and ordinary residents in the township. So we have taken this extraordinary measure.

Ismael Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads And Transport

READ: 4 dead in Brakpan taxi violence

Vadi says the dispute seems to be an internal fight in the Greater Brakpan taxi association.

This is not a dispute between two rival taxi associations.

Ismael Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads And Transport

It is a dispute between members of the organisation and people who have been brought in as illegal operators or unlicensed operators and that seem to have created some kind of tension.

Ismael Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads And Transport

Listen to how operators apply for routes...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Tsakane taxi rank shootout NOT down to rivalry


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'You cannot encourage me to start a business whereas everything is against me'

'You cannot encourage me to start a business whereas everything is against me'

Bongani Bingwa speaks to 26-year-old lecturer at Wits University, Mzwanele Ntshwanti on what more can be done to support youth.

UIF clients advised to change login details if battling to access uFiling system

UIF clients advised to change login details if battling to access uFiling system

The 702 breakfast show team has received numerous calls from listeners who say they have been struggling to register employees.

Parts of Kempton Park still with no electricity, a week later

Parts of Kempton Park still with no electricity, a week later

City of Ekurhuleni's Mark Wilson says Allen Grove and Glen Marais's power will be restored today.

[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

No thrills and frills for Sona as Parliament cuts budget to R2m

No thrills and frills for Sona as Parliament cuts budget to R2m

NCOP chairperson Amos Masondo says the ceremony will retain its dignity and solemnity even with less money spent.

 Could Cosatu and SACP align with Magashule's faction? Journalist weighs in

Could Cosatu and SACP align with Magashule's faction? Journalist weighs in

Mail & Guardian political editor Natasha Marrian discusses how this possible agreement could affect President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Popular articles
[PICTURES] It's freezing cold in Cape Town! (In case you were wondering)

[PICTURES] It's freezing cold in Cape Town! (In case you were wondering)

CapeTalk listeners share frosty car photos and zero degree car temperatures.

Mango responds to passenger irked after losing Rolex watch on flight

Mango responds to passenger irked after losing Rolex watch on flight

The airline says it takes limited responsibility for any valuables left in bags.

Jeremy Mansfield gets real about his money and beliefs about it

Jeremy Mansfield gets real about his money and beliefs about it

Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeremy Mansfield about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Can I cut down my neighbour's overhanging tree?

Can I cut down my neighbour's overhanging tree?

Attorney Roy Bregman says you ask the neighbour to remove roots or branches, failing which you do it yourself and claim for costs.

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

After Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith shared the video of Ivanah Campbell dancing it has been viewed over 10 million times.

Pocket money: From what age? How often? How much?

Pocket money: From what age? How often? How much?

Certified financial planner Kirsty Scully shares her advice on teaching children about the value of money.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.