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W.Cape taxi violence has NTA on edge

The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) fears a further upsurge in violence among feuding taxi groups in Vrygrond...

Violence of South Africa’s roads. Picture: Nomsa Maseko/Eyewitness News

The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) fears a further upsurge in violence among feuding taxi groups in Vrygrond, officials said on Wednesday.

A taxi driver was shot dead and two other people wounded in the south Peninsula earlier this week.

This brings to four the number of shootings reported there in recent weeks.

Rival taxi groups have been at odds over routes for some time.

The NTA’s Mvuyisi Menthe has called on the warring factions to deal with each other.

“You cannot solve any problems by shooting at one another. We are sending our working committee to get all parties to solve whatever problems are there,” said Menthe.

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