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Taxi violence erupts in Olievenhout

A taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55, Lievinhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

A taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55, Lievinhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

A dispute between two taxi associations over a taxi route erupted violently on Wednesday morning in Olievenhout, north of Johannesburg.

The disputed route runs between the new Waterval shopping centre – which is still under construction – and Diepsloot.

A windsreen of a  taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55, Lievinhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

A twindsreen of a taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55,Olievenhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela, two taxis were stoned by a large group of people.

A taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55, Olievenhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

A taxi that was vandalised at the Corner of R562 of R55, Olievenhout, Johannesburg, 15 July 2015, during a taxi violence. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. Makhubela said police were monitoring the area and no further public violence would be tolerated.

 

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