A community revolt has resulted in the stoning of four minibus taxis, while another was burnt to ash at the Maijane Village in Limpopo.
Central to the storm was the refusal, by taxi operators, to allow a local to hitch-hike near the Seleteng taxi rank. The taxi operators tried to force the hitchhiker to use a taxi instead. Cases of malicious damage to property and assault have been opened.
No arrests have been made as yet. The acts of violence have been condemned by authorities, who have cautioned against civilians taking the law into their own hands.
“Members of the Community must at all times resort to the legal processes in case of any situation or conflict rather than engaging in violence acts which is totally uncalled for and all perpetrators involved in this incident, are going to be dealt with mercilessly and without compromise,” said Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba.