Western Cape police detectives have their hands full, dealing with taxi-related murders in Paarl.

Another taxi operator has been shot and killed on Saturday.

The deceased was affiliated to taxi association, the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA).

This comes a few days after the chairperson of CODETA Paarl Taxi Alliance, Siyabulela Mandyoli, was killed last week Tuesday.

The police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says at this stage, no arrests have been made.

“According to reports on 2023-06-10 at 08:45, SAPS members attended an incident of shooting at Jan van Riebeeck Road opposite the stadium. where they were informed over the radio about a person who has been shot and still sitting in a car. The members found the deceased sitting in the car with a gunshot wound to the head at the mentioned address.  Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. Detectives of the Provincial Serious and Violent Crime: Taxi Violent Unit have been assigned to probe the matter”.

Meanwhile, police and law enforcement officers have reinforced deployments between the Mbekweni and Bellville taxi ranks, after the latest shooting.

Mobility MEC Ricardo Mackenzie says the province doesn’t want any instability in the industry.

“I have personally been engaging with Santaco leadership this week and have requested priority meetings with the SAPS, the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, and the National Prosecuting Authority.We must get to the bottom of this situation to ensure the violence doesn’t spiral out of control and that people can get to work, school and home safely. To this end, there are enhanced deployments by the various law enforcement agencies in Mbekweni, surrounding areas and at the Bellville public transport interchange”.