Cape Town taxi fight leaves commuter dead

A suspected feud between taxi operators in Cape Town has led to the death of a commuter.

This followed two shootings on Friday morning, in which two taxi operators were wounded.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said “police are still combing two scenes at the Bellville Taxi Rank after renewed shootings that occurred late on Friday afternoon.”

“It is alleged that unknown gunmen fired shots at the rank, killing a commuter, injuring another and a taxi operator after 16:00. A heavy police contingent is keeping a watchful eye on the taxi rank”.

According to reports, the two separate shooting incidents took place on Friday morning and left two taxi operators wounded.

One person was arrested and firearm was confiscated following the incidents.

Potelwa said the two wounded men were taken to a medical facility immediately for treatment.

The shootings were believed to be linked to an ongoing taxi feud between taxi operators, she said.

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