Officials monitor CT taxi violence
City of CT officials are keeping a watchful eye on a number of areas affected by taxi violence.
- City of Cape Town
- Taxi violence
- JP Smith
- Western Cape taxi violence
- Taxi violence shootings
- Taxi violence protest
- Vrygrond taxi violence
- Retreat taxi violence
- Vrygrond Taxi Association
- Prince George Drive near Capricorn Park and Steenberg
- Capricorn Park
- Capricorn Drive in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN - Cape Town law enforcement officials are still keeping a watchful eye on a number of suburbs in the south of the city affected by taxi violence.
At least seven people were gunned down along Prince George Drive last week.
The affected areas include Capricorn, Vrygrond, Steenberg and Muizenberg.
The City of Cape Town's JP Smith says, "We've got a bunch of staff out there, trying to just keep a lid on things while we hope the South African Police Service will be able to move toward making arrests and convict the suspects."
Last week a random shooting in the area also affected teaching time.
The police's Martin Swanepoel claims they've devised a plan that will see more officers on the beat.
"I do have extra deployments in the area. We have the metro police, the traffic department and from our local stations we're bringing in extra resources on a 24 hour basis."
The recent unrest is believed to be a result of taxi operators fighting over routes.
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