Calm restored to Bryanston after taxi driver murder

On Wednesday, the victim was assaulted, shot and dragged from a moving taxi.

FILE: Following the murder of a taxi driver in Hyde Park, there are more tensions between operators in Bryanston.  Picture:Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Calm has been restored to Bryanston following clashes between taxi drivers allegedly linked to a murder and routes.

On Wednesday, a man was dragged to his death by a taxi during a violent altercation with another driver.

However, authorities say it's not yet clear if the killing is related to this morning's tensions on William Nicol Drive.

Taxi drivers have returned to work following tensions between taxi drivers over the last 48 hours.

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Edna Mamonyane says there have been recent reports of clashes across the city.

"We have investigators that are investigating, other taxi operators are saying it's not taxi related violence and they don't know why the man was killed. We're having a lot of issues around our taxis."

Drivers who witnessed the violence say the roads were blocked to prevent certain taxi associations from picking up commuters.

An employee affiliated to the Alexandra Taxi Association says drivers from Diepsloot recently changed their routes, collecting customers from outside the Bryanston Shopping Centre.

A hand full of taxi drivers are now meeting under a tree nearby to discuss the routes.