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Taxi drivers causing chaos in Mamelodi

Get the latest as taxi drivers continue to cause chaos in Mamelodi near Pretoria where Autopax buses are being prevented from running.


Last Updated at 09:35

Frustrated Mamelodi commuters. (Photo by News24 correspondent)


Meanwhile, South African National Taxi Council president Phillip Taaibosch says they’ll talk to operators in Mamelodi to find solutions to the present impasse, SAfm radio has tweeted.


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Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi are on their way to Mamelodi, PowerFM is tweeting.



A Putco bus was shot at as violence escalated in Mamelodi, a News24 correspondent said.

The bus, carrying passengers, was allegedly shot at by four men in a car about 5km away from the intersection of Solomon Mahlangu Drive and Pretoria Road.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that the driver of the bus had been killed and a commuter injured.

The sister of the injured passenger said she received a phone call earlier on Friday morning while she was at home.


Minibus taxi drivers continued to barricade roads in Mamelodi near Pretoria on Friday morning, in protest against the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.

“We can confirm that roads are being barricaded with burning tyres,” Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba told News24.

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