Cases against 52 Nyanga residents arrested during taxi strike postponed

The 41 men and 11 women taken into custody allegedly went on the rampage in Browns Farm amid a taxi strike across Cape Town.

Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - The cases against 52 people arrested in connection with violence linked to a taxi strike in the Nyanga area have been postponed to November.

The 41 men and 11 women taken into custody allegedly went on the rampage in Browns Farm, looting shops and stealing groceries amid a taxi strike across Cape Town.

Additional police officers were deployed to the court where 52 people appeared on charges of public violence and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Correctional services officers and court orderlies split the group, resulting in three separate appearances in order to accommodate all the accused in and around the dock.

In the public gallery, officers had a difficult time controlling residents and relatives who by pushing and shoving forced their way into an already packed courtroom.

All of the accused have been granted bail of R500 each.

The cases have been postponed to 3, 9 and 10 November.