Two men have been arrested following a shooting incident at the Langa taxi rank on the Cape Flats on Monday.
Police spokesperson, Joseph Swartbooi, said a group of men fired shots at vehicles in the area this morning.
“Two males, aged 45 and 55, have since been arrested and detained. Once charged, they are expected to make a court appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court,” he said.
According to the IOL commuters have since been complaining about gunshots fired at their staff transport on the N2.
A commuter told the publication that they were shot at while passing Langa to their place of work.
The driver reportedly managed to escape the shots, and drove to Manenberg police station to ask the police to escort them.
A meeting which was held over the weekend to resolve the ongoing conflict within the taxi industry collapsed without a resolution according to Good Party secretary-general Brett Herron.
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, Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), are allegedly fighting over.
#taxiviolence This is apparently the shooting of this morning near Langa taxi rank, Cape Town. No one was injured. Apparently the @SAPoliceService arrested two suspects. Video showing suspects shooting at passing vehicle. Video received… @BOSBEER2006 @MARIUSBROODRYK pic.twitter.com/j9I4xzChjN
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