Taxi violence in Pretoria

Police were monitoring East Lynne, east of Pretoria, on Friday morning after violent fights between taxi owners the day before, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

The Mamelodi Long Distance Taxi Association and the PLAZA Taxi Association were allegedly involved in violent fights at the corner of Baviaanspoort and Stormvoel roads on Thursday morning.

“During the violence about 11 taxis tyres were slashed, a driver was assaulted and was taken to the hospital,” Tsinyane said.

Violence broke out between taxi drivers who were fighting over the route from Pretoria CBD to Mamelodi via East Lynne.

“We hope people will come forward with information with regards to the damage to property case registered at Villeria Police Station,” Tsinyane said.

A meeting between the associations was expected to take place soon and police would monitor the situation which was calm on Friday, said Tsinyane.