In photos: Violence marks taxi strike

Two dead, motorists attacked, buses torched, and taxis impounded

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A family in the vicinity of Crossroads asked for a police escort after their car with four occupants, including two children, was stoned. One of the children was injured. We have blurred the adults’ faces to prevent identification of the injured child.

A dead person lies on Airport Approach road. According to police, a driver retaliated after being pelted with stones. The driver fired several shots, killing one person and injuring three. There is a widely circulated video on social media apparently showing the incident but we cannot verify its contents.

A dead person lies at the N2 and Borcherds Quarry intersection. Details of the incident are unknown.

Children play netball next to a burnt out car near the entrance to Crossroads.

Burnt buses are removed from the N2 and Borcherds Quarry intersection. Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer is on record stating 10 buses have been torched since the taxi strike began on Thursday afternoon.

Police patrol in Crossroads.

A burnt out vehicle at Borcherds Quarry Road at the entrance to Crossroads.

Taxis are impounded and removed at the Airport Approach road. The taxi drivers had removed their number plates.

TOPICS:  Cape Town taxi strike 2023 Transport

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