Taxi driver arrested for attempted murder

The suspect allegedly shot a man during an argument at a Plettenberg Bay petrol station last week.

FILE: The victim, also a taxi driver in the area, is recovering at a George hospital. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A taxi driver has been arrested for attempted murder in the Southern Cape.

The suspect allegedly shot a man during an argument at a Plettenberg Bay petrol station last week.

The victim, also a taxi driver in the area, is recovering at a George hospital.

The police's Bernadine Steyn says, "When the suspect tried to leave the garage in his vehicle, the victim allegedly tried to force him off the road with his vehicle, the suspect got out of his vehicle, took out his licensed 7.6 millimetre pistol and fired two shots at the victim, who was wounded in the mouth."

This week three people were gunned down in Boksburg on the East Rand in the most recent incident of taxi violence, thought to be linked to rival taxi associations.