A man has been killed in what appears to be yet another taxi-related incident in Nyanga, Cape Town.
The 20-year-old was gunned down in Browns Farm on Saturday.
Several people have been killed in the township in recent weeks.
Last week Tuesday, a man was gunned down in a taxi while standing at a traffic light on Borcherds Quarry road.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk says no arrests have been made following Saturday’s shooting.
“Nyanga police registered a murder case following a shooting incident on 2024-02-10 at about 08:07 at the corners of Sheffield and Moonwood Drive, Browns Farm, Nyanga. According to reports Police were called out to a shooting incident at the above-mentioned address where they found the body of a 20-year-old male lying on the driver’s side with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The motive seems to be possibly taxi-related. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. The unknown suspect/s fled the scene and are yet to be arrested”.
At the same time, Mobility MEC Ricardo Mackenzie says an independent mediator has been assigned to look into the ongoing violence reportedly within taxi association, CATA.
The MEC says there appear to be disagreements and factions within the association.
Mackenzie says he’s worried that the violence could spill over to other areas.
“Because once you involve the guns in these types of conflicts between inter-organisations in CATA. Once you do that it really sparks and escalates to other areas as well. It is isolated as well and still completely unacceptable. A passenger was killed, and people are being killed in the mini-busy taxi over decades it is unacceptable”.