Western Cape Govt doing its best to find solutions to taxi violence

With the surge of taxi violence happening in the Western Cape, a taxi driver was shot and killed in the early hours of Monday at Luzuko in Philippi East.

This brings the number of people killed in taxi related violence to 9, since Friday.

MEC for Transport in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, says the number could increase as the week progresses as more cases are being reported.

He says they have received written concerns from two conflicting parties (Delft Taxi Association and Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association), which will be looked at by three independent assessors to help resolve the conflicts.

SAPS members have been deployed to various hot spots and major taxi ranks to deal with the violence.

Read: Don't shut Delft taxi rank, go after illegal operators - Blue Downs CPF

We are dealing with symptoms of organised crimes activity and therefore we have to rely on law enforcement operations as well as the City and Metro Police.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

We are doing everything we can and to help the members of the factions in the taxi industry, let's just find a better way to do things going forward once you've had your leadership elections.

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works in WC

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