CAPE TOWN - It is either kill or be killed. That is how taxi bosses in the Western Cape have described the ongoing violence in the industry

Last year, 116 people were killed, and 72 have died already this year.  Taxi owners say there is a hit list, with prices on their heads.

Taxi operators say they are unable to reveal the identities of those behind the attacks.

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CODETA says it is surprised by the ongoing shootings as the associations reached a truce following a meeting in Worcester in June. 

The taxi associations have long accused each other of wanting to seize control of popular routes.

Western Cape Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell recently held an urgent meeting with the taxi industry, following recent shootings in the province.

While it seems as though calm has been restored, one has to wonder for just how long.


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