Preliminary investigations by the Taxi Task Team suggest that the shooting incident is related to taxi conflict.
Police are investigating a double murder and two attempted murders after armed suspects opened fire at a minibus taxi in Mew Way Khayelitsha.
The Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta) said this latest shooting is not related to taxi wars.
When route B97 is opened, only legal operating licence holders will be allowed to operate and will serve the full route from the authorised ranks and terminals.
Cata agrees not to interfere in alternative transport arrangements for commuters as taxis remain unavailable
Currently there are no formal talks underway after mediated meetings failed to find resolution between rival taxi associations.
“We can longer be held hostage by a criminal few who continue to undermine the interests of many law-abiding taxi drivers and who threaten both the lives and livelihoods of our residents,” said Mitchell.
The Department of Transport is also taking a number of steps to resolve the ongoing dispute between CATA and CODETA including, suspending its financial support agreement with SANTACO until such stage as the violence ends.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Public Works MEC Daylin Mitchell met on Friday and Saturday, however they did not reach an agreement on who should operate on the B97 route that the two associations, Cata and Codeta are allegedly fighting over.
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In the latest incident three people were shot and killed and a five-month-old was wounded in a minibus taxi in Mew Way in Harare.
The ongoing violence is linked to continued battles over routes.