Knife wielding taxi driver shot

A taxi driver was stopped by police after committing a number of traffic violations.

SAPS on the scene. Picture: Eyewitness News

NORTH WEST - A taxi driver was shot and wounded on Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed a police officer during an argument in the North West town of Klerksdorp.

The incident happened when the taxi driver was stopped after committing a number of traffic offences.

"The police's Thulani Ngubani explained, "He attempted to stab a police officer who then fired a warning shot.

"After a warning shot he then advanced again, which led to the police officer shooting him."