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Taxi violence grips Johannesburg CBD.

The intersection of Von Williegh and Commisioner Streets in Johannesburg was a war zone yesterday as taxi associations clashed over route. The busy Commissioner Street had to be closed off between Delvers and Kruis Streets.

No fatalities were reported but one person was injured and six mini bus taxis were torched. The association that had clashed are Nancefield Dube West Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand African Taxi Association (Wata). These two Associations have been in a bloody war before and seems to be no end to this war. In 2020 two Nanduwe members were shot dead near Nancefield hostel in Soweto, this led to the government dissolving these two associations.

One of the Associations involved have blamed the government for intefering with the businesses that is why there will be violence like this. Cases of malicious damage to property have been opened and Gauteng MEC for transport Jacob Mamabolo has warned that all perpetrators will be arrested and dealt with decisively.

Back in 2019, the two associations clashed in Dobsonville and Orlando West, Soweto. Residents and taxi users gave reports of hearing gunshots sounding like a war zone. People fled from all directions.

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Commisioner Streets Commissioner Street Delvers Johannesburg CBD Von Williegh

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