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Taxi violence

Explanation
Intense competition between taxi operators for ranking facilities and routes escalated from 1991 and acquired a political character in certain areas of the western Cape and Transvaal. Over 200 lives were lost in attacks on taxis and passengers in 1992 alone. Organisations formed to bring about peace and unity in the taxi industry failed to reach understanding or maintain agreements, and violence continued throughout the 1990s. Certain town councillors and other groups were linked to taxi violence in Cape Town. On the East Rand, taxi associations were perceived to be identified either with the IFP or the ANC.

An ANC supporter who was shot and injured in the leg in a taxi in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 29 June 1993. The taxi industry became a key locus of conflict during this period. In October 1993 the SAP identified taxi wars as one of the major causes of violence in South Africa. See taxi violence.
... The attack took place during heightened taxi conflict that acquired a political dimension due to perceptions of political allegiances. See taxi violence. ...
Was shot and lost his sight when he was caught in crossfire between rival taxi groups in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 14 June 1991. The taxi conflicts in Cape Town acquired a political dimension due to perceptions of political affiliation and allegations of police involvement. See taxi violence.
An ANC supporter who was killed by unidentified taxi operators during politicised conflict in the taxi industry in Umtata, Transkei, on 25 July 1990. See taxi violence.
An ANC supporter who was shot and injured when armed men opened fire on a taxi he was travelling in on 15 November 1993 in Katlehong, Tvl. The shooting occurred during a period of taxi violence when conflict between ANC and IFP supporters became linked to competition in the taxi industry.
Was shot dead in his taxi in Katlehong, Transvaal, on 9 February 1991 during political conflict in the area. The taxi industry was a key area of conflict in the early 1990s. In October 1993 the SAP identified taxi wars as one of the major causes of violence in South Africa.
... which had acquired a political dimension. He had survived two previous assassination attempts in 1990, one of which had killed his wife. See taxi ...
A taxi driver who was paralysed in a shooting at the Nyanga terminus, Cape Town, on 10 August 1991, during conflict between opposing taxi associations. This conflict took on a political dimension due to perceptions of political affiliation. See taxi violence.
Was shot dead in his vehicle by named WEBTA members in Philippi, Cape Town, on 8 July 1991. Mr Mtshintshi was the driver for prominent political activist and taxi conflict negotiator, Michael Mapongwana. Mr Mapongwana, the target of the attack, was also shot dead. See taxi violence.
Was shot and severely injured in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 15 May 1992 by a named member of a balaclava group involved in taxi conflict and hit squad activity. See taxi violence.
Was detained by members of the SAP at Potchefstroom prison, Tvl, in 1986 during protests in the area. Several other taxi owners and taxi drivers were arrested and accused of instigating violence during a stayaway at the time.
Was found dead in a taxi he was driving in Daveyton, Transvaal, in December 1992 during widespread taxi violence in the area.
An ANC supporter who was shot by alleged members of a taxi association in Nyanga, Cape Town, on 28 February 1992, and died a week later. The perpetrators opened fire on a group of ANC and Civic activists leaving a meeting, injuring several. See taxi violence.
Was shot and injured by members of the SAP in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on 13 September 1991, during a period of conflict between rival taxi associations that had a political dimension. Numerous allegations were made regarding SAP support for one of the associations. See taxi violence.
... at Ikhwezi station, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 4 November 1992. According to the SAP, the attackers exited the train and walked to the nearby taxi rank where they opened fire, killing three people and injuring three others. Mr Mnguni was a hawker at the taxi rank and was killed when trying ...
... of the ANC-aligned Khutsong Youth Congress (KYC) in Khutsong, Carletonville, Transvaal , in June 1990 while selling ANC T-shirts at the local taxi rank. Violence between two rival factions of the KYC, the ‘Zim-zims’ and the ‘Gaddaffis’, resulted in at least 17 deaths between 1989 ...
... in May 1990, allegedly because her husband was an ANC supporter. The family fled to Pinetown, where Ms Shezi’s husband was stabbed to death at a taxi rank on 7 July 1990. Political violence in the Richmond area had caused many people to flee the area and settle in the Pinetown and Clermont ...
An ANC supporter who was stabbed to death, at the Pinetown taxi rank, near Durban, by Inkatha supporters from the Richmond area on 7 July 1990. Political violence in the Richmond area had caused many people to flee and settle in Pinetown and Clermont, near Durban, where they were hunted down and ...
An ANC supporter who was shot and injured in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on 15 March during taxi violence linked to intense political conflict.
Was abducted, interrogated and burnt to death by ANC members at Mooihek, Nebo, Lebowa, on 15 August 1990, allegedly because he had been identified by a sangoma as being associated with the killing of an ANC member in taxi-related violence. Four ANC members were granted amnesty (AC/2000/202).
 
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