The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, has condemned the continued acts of violence in the Taxi Industry particularly in the Jane Furse and Masemola Policing areas outside Lebowakgomo, Limpopo.
The words of the Provincial Commissioner are precipitated by the ongoing Taxi feud, which erupted between the Masemola and Jane Furse Taxi Associations.
The feud has been on and off for a few months, resulting in the torching of taxis and alleged sporadic incidents of shootings.
The situation is currently tense but the Public Order Police Unit is still monitoring these areas.
General Ledwaba. called on members of the community especially those in the Taxi industry to refrain from “irresponsible acts”.
He advised communities to rather follow the due legal processes to raise their complaints and conflicts until they are resolved without causing any harm to others.
“You cannot resolve your conflicts by committing crime because there is no justifiable reason to attack each other and also damage property in the name of business. People who are still perpetrating these violent acts are going to be dealt with mercilessly and without compromise,” concluded General Ledwaba.