As the taxi violence continues to flare up, the Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC Daylin Mitchell said that he has signed and published a notice that will enable him to close certain routes and or ranks, should the lives of commuters be at risk.
Mitchell gazetted his intention to close a route between Paarl and Bellville because of a loading rights dispute which has escalated.
In the latest shooting incident three people were shot and killed and a five-month-old was wounded in a minibus taxi in Mew Way in Harare on Thursday.
Police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut said the three were sitting in the taxi when minibus taxi drove by and opened fire at them.
“Two males, aged 32 and 25, and one female, aged 22, sustained fatal gunshot wounds, while a 29-year-old female and a five-month-old baby were wounded and admitted to a local medical facility,” Traut said.
Adding that another child, believed to be a bystander was also wounded in the incident.
Additional police officers have been deployed to the area, however no arrests have yet been made.