A tentative peace has descended over the volatile Tsakane taxi rank on the East Rand. Four taxi drivers were shot dead there earlier this week and six others were injured.
The rank has since been re-opened. Feuding members of the greater Brakpan Taxi Association signed a peace agreement and commuters are relieved but remain cautiously optimistic.
“We are still scared because we don’t know how our journey is going to end up today but we are hoping for the best,” said one commuter.
They must use their minds and talk about the situation before the violence because killing each because this also affects us added another one.
Vendors around the rank say they too were negatively affected. “My store was destroyed in the violence and I couldn’t make a living now everything is resolved,” said one vendor at the taxi rank.”
Gauteng’s Transport MEC has called for a thorough investigation into the deadly attack.
Parent organisation, Santaco has also stepped in and will give feedback within a month.