Taxi owner arrested in connection with murder and attempted murder in Limpopo

A taxi owner has been arrested in connection with the murder and attempted murder of two people in Madumeleng village on Saturday night, Limpopo police have said. The 41-year-old was arrested in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen on Sunday morning. “It is alleged that the two male victims – aged 21 and 27 – were walking from […]

Gugulethu police still searching for suspects linked to death 3 taxi drivers

As taxi violence continues to create fear in the lives of Cape Town residents and commuters, police in Gugulethu are searching for those linked to the latest attack. Three men were shot and killed and another wounded after brazen gunmen opened fire on a group of people late last week. The suspects are still at […]

Gugulethu cops investigate another case of taxi violence after 3 men fatally shot

Gugulethu authorities are investigating a triple murder after three men were shot and killed. The incident, which police believe to be part of ongoing taxi violence, happened on Thursday night. One of the men died at the scene, while two others succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the hospital. A fourth victim, a […]

Prison guard and suspected accomplice in court for allegedly killing Mpumalanga taxi owner

Police in Mpumalanga have arrested two men, one of them a correctional officer, in connection with the murder of a taxi boss in Barberton. According to the police, Andrew Mwali, 34, was gunned down by an armed man last week after he alighted from his Toyota Quantum at the home of a mechanic. The gunman […]

KZN cops kill 3 taxi hitmen after gun battle

KwaZulu-Natal police have shot and killed three alleged taxi hitmen who opened fire on a taxi full of passengers on Friday. According to police, a taxi with passengers was travelling from Bridge City in KwaMashu to Umzinyathi at around 5.30 pm when the driver noticed another minibus taxi following him. Police said that when the […]

Suspected taxi hitmen arrested in Pretoria

Three alleged taxi hitmen have been arrested in Atteridgeville, Pretoria by the Gauteng Provincial Taxi Task Team. According to Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko, officials recovered two unlicensed firearms with live ammunition and cellphones. The suspects have been linked to last year’s shooting in which three taxi drivers were killed. This as another […]

Burgersfort taxi operators protest over poor road conditions

Disgruntled taxi operators at Burgersfort, in Limpopo, on Wednesday temporarily suspended their services in protest over poor road conditions. They have handed over a memorandum of grievances to the local Fetakgomo-Tubatse Municipality. Scores of drivers affiliated with the Eastern Leolo Taxi Association formed a motorcade to the municipal offices. The taxi drivers formed a motorcade […]

3 women injured after jumping out of moving taxi in KZN

Three women were injured after they jumped out of a moving minibus taxi in B Section, Parkgate, in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. According to paramedics, residents called the Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) operations centre on Wednesday morning, requesting medical assistance for the injured. On arrival, they established that the Toyota Hiace taxi was travelling downhill […]

East London taxi driver begins serving life sentence for raping commuter

An East London taxi driver has started serving a life sentence for raping a commuter. In October 2019, Anda Majavu raped the woman who was the last passenger in the taxi. He claimed she had initiated the encounter but could not explain her injuries. The NPA’s Anelisa Ngcakani said he pushed her into a ditch […]

Meeting to address Nyanga taxi violence to be held on Monday

A meeting to help quell tensions within the Nyanga taxi industry is expected to be held on Monday. On Friday, two men, believed to be taxi owners, were shot dead while sitting in a vehicle. The Nyanga community policing forum (CPF) pleaded with taxi role players not to retaliate or resort to violence when dealing […]