Friday, July 14, 2006

Second shootout claims one life and leaves others injured

By Chanel September
The on going war between rival taxi groups has left one shot dead and two critically wounded at the Bellville Taxi Rank. This has been the second shootout in days. Jackson Pele of Mandalay was shot in the head and died at the scene. The other two were hospitalized. They were all members of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta). The violence of the last two days shattered a peace pact between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and Codeta. According to the Cape Times the. Metro Police were instructed to maintain visibility and the traffic department will apply strict measures to remove unlicensed operators from routes.

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