No arrests made in JHB taxi torching: SAPS

One person has been injured and several taxis have been set alight in central Johannesburg. Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant-general Elias Mawela spoke with eNCA's Faith Mangope. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police say no arrests have been made yet following Saturday's incident where several taxis were torched in the Johannesburg CBD.

In a separate incident, two other taxis were set alight in Soweto.

READ: One person injured, four taxis set alight in JHB

Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela says while details are still sketchy, taxi violence in the province is concerning.

Mawela said, "what we know is that it's an ongoing dispute between the two taxi associations and it has been going on for some time, the MEC was engaging the two associations to find an amicable solution."

"So today <Saturday> we were surprised when we see people burn each other's taxis. What I can report is in JHB there were six taxis which were damaged, four of which were burnt down, but we've also learned that in Soweto there is two which were burnt down..." 


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