WC Transport Dept condemns killing of yet another taxi driver

Since January, there have been over 25 taxi-related murders in the Western Cape and 11 attempted murders.

FILE: Bellville taxi rank in Cape Town. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Transport Department has condemned the fatal shooting of another taxi driver.

The 25-year-old was killed while waiting at a car wash in Wallacedene on Friday afternoon.

Spokesperson Jandré Bakker said that they were awaiting the outcome of a police investigation to see whether it could be linked to the conflict in the taxi industry.

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"The department is continuously engaging industry leadership in order to find solutions to the problem. The safety of every transport user is our top priority. This is, however, not a problem that we are able to resolve on our own and will only be successfully responded to if the industry supports our efforts."

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Last month, three taxi owners were shot dead in Uitsig, Khayelitsha and Nyanga.

Since January, there have been over 25 taxi-related murders in the Western Cape and 11 attempted murders.

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