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News: Looming taxi violence foiled as a result of swift police action


Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

King William’s Town: Unrelenting efforts by SAPS to end the taxi violence incidents across the province paid off yesterday when Jeffreys Bay members nipped the looming taxi violence in the bud and arrested two male suspects (26 and 45-years-old) on charges of attempted murder and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.  Police acted swiftly after receiving a complaint of fighting at the taxi rank in Ocean View at about 08:30, yesterday morning, 30 May 2017. 

It is alleged that two groups assaulted one another and shots were fired by community members. Police intervened and the groups were dispersed. No fatalities were reported, but three males were taken to hospital for medical attention.

The two suspects will appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court soon on charges ranging from assault to attempted murder.  Police cannot rule out the possibility of more arrests as the investigations advance.

The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brig John Lebok condemned the members for nipping the taxi fighting in the bud. “Police will not tolerate any fighting and violence at the taxi ranks. Taxi owners and drivers must find an amicable way to resolve their matters and break the cycle of violence”, said Brig Lebok.

Media enquirie: please contact: Captain Gerda Swart - 082 301 7948

Lt Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela – 082 779 7275  

Media enquiries: Captain Jackson Manatha - 082 411 4993

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Colonel Priscilla Naidu – 071 362 8726

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Media Enquiries: Colonel Priscilla Naidu – 071 362 8726

Media enquiries: Captain Jackson Manatha - 082 411 4993

Media enquiries: Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa – 071 366 1907

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