Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole are expected to announce an emergency intervention plan aimed at resolving taxi violence in Mthatha and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape.
The on-going taxi feud has claimed the lives of innocent passengers and taxi operators from Uncedo Taxi Association and Boarder Alliance Taxi association.
Police say it’s alleged the associations are fighting over routes.
The brutal killing of taxi drivers and commuters has left many families without breadwinners in Mthatha and the surrounding areas.
Since the violence started in 2016, eighty people including commuters have lost their lives in the taxi violence over the R61 route between Libode and Mthatha CBD.
Some taxi operators were ambushed and some was gunned down in broad daylight and in some cases innocent commuters were also killed.
Minister Cele and the National Commissioner have vowed that police will maintain law and order and criminal elements will not escape the long arm of the law.