What started as a mere demonstration between taxi drivers and resident Somalians has escalated to something much more dangerous in other cities across South Africa.
You would recall that few days back a Somalian pedestrian was knocked down by a South African taxi driver in Port Elizabeth.
Reacting to the incident, some Somalian residents in the city went on rampage destroying every taxi on sight and also burning down their companies.
Meanwhile, the violence has escalated into other cities and this is evident in the report which was released by Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department earlier yesterday stating that Commissioner street in Johannesburg CBD is codoned off due to taxi drivers violence that erupted in the area.
Even though normalcy has been restored in the area, residents and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
According to the report released by JoburgMPD on Twitter:
"Commissioner Str in the JHB CBD is closed off to traffic btw Delvers and Kruis street. This is following Taxi Violence. The situation is calm, Police and City of JoburgEMS are present. Motorists are advised to avoid and to use alternative routes."
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