10 killed in suspected taxi-related violence since last week

Law enforcement at taxi ranks across the metro has been bolstered, following the surge in gun violence.

FILE: A police van seen in Delft following a shooting. Picture: Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN – At least 10 people have died in suspected taxi violence since last week.

Law enforcement at taxi ranks across the metro has been bolstered, following the surge in gun violence.

Four of the victims are taxi drivers. Since mid-May violence taxi violence ranks has spiralled out of control.

Members of the police's Tactical Response and National Intervention Units are now deployed at hotspots across the metro while a team of seven detectives investigate a slew of shootings.

Provincial Transport MEC Donald Grant said: “We met with authorities and the head of detectives in the Western Cape to put specialised detectives to try and find out who the shooters involved in this are.”

A meeting between transport authorities and taxi groups has also been scheduled for Monday.