Johannesburg residents were on Tuesday warned to exercise “extreme caution” following taxi violence and reports of a shooting which left six people injured and seven minibus taxis burned. The incident reportedly happened on Tuesday morning.
“Reports of shooting and burning of minibus taxis due to taxi violence in Dube Soweto on Mahalefele Rd between Mncube Dr and Ndlovu Rd. Please exercise extreme caution when travelling in that area,” said the chief of police in the Johannesburg metro, David Tembe.
Reports of Shooting & Burning of Minibus Taxis due to Taxi Violence in Dube Soweto on Mahalefele Rd btw Mncube Dr & Ndlovu Rd. There is @JoburgMPD & @SAPoliceService presence monitoring the situation, but please exercise extreme caution when travelling in that area. pic.twitter.com/x3GhvJeGFW
— David Tembe (@AsktheChiefJMPD) March 5, 2019
The Gauteng South African Police Service and law enforcement were deployed to the area to monitor the situation.
— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) March 5, 2019
A 42-year-old man was arrested today in Soweto for possession of an unlicensed firearm.