20 arrested in connection with Pretoria metered taxi violence

A Taxfiy driver was recently murdered in Sunnyside in an incident thought to be linked to the feud.

Uber and Taxify drivers are seen on Friday 9 March 2018 protesting against the murder of one of their fellow drivers. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Twenty people have been arrested in Pretoria in connection with deadly tensions between the metered taxi industry and e-hailing services.

A Taxfiy driver was recently murdered in Sunnyside in an incident thought to be linked to the feud.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says: “The police are currently leading a multi-disciplinary team of role players who are charged with the responsibility of curbing taxi-related violence in areas like Brooklyn, Centurion, Pretoria central, Silverton and Sunnyside.”

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