According to police, some taxi operators have filed proceedings for property damage after four taxis were set on fire at Johannesburg CBD on Saturday and six others were damaged.
The incident occurred at the intersection of von Wyrig and Commissioner streets near the center of Carlton.
Jacob Mamabolo of Gauteng Transport MEC warned that the perpetrators of taxi violence on Saturday would be categorically dealt with.
He says he will meet with representatives of the Witwatersrand African and Nancefield-Dube West Taxi Associations on Sunday, following a feud between the two organizations over the route.
Meanwhile, South Africa National Taxi Council (Santaco) states that he will conduct his own investigation into the case.
Video: Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo to meet a Johannesburg taxi group
MEC to meet with the association
MEC Mamabolo will meet with the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association (WATA) and Nancefield Dube West Association (Nanduwe) on Sunday.
Two Soweto taxis were also burned. The conflict is believed to have been caused by competition for the route.
Last year, Mamaboro disbanded the association’s executive committee after rivalry killed them.
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