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Driver killed in violent attacks on Intercape bus service by rogue taxi associations

  • An Intecape bus driver died following a violent attack outside the company’s depots, the driver was shot and seriously injured
  • The company reported 150 incidents in the past 13 months allegedly orchestrated by popular taxi associations.
  • A number of buses were shot while driving between Pretoria and Mthatha, in one incident eight shots were fired at one bus

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PRETORIA – An Intercape bus driver has died after being shot by members of rogue taxi associations who orchestrated violent attacks on the company.

The driver, 35, was shot and seriously injured outside the company’s depot on Thursday. The company released a statement revealing that three other buses were attacked.

An Intercape bus driver died following an attack in front of one of the company’s depots. Photo credit: Danny Foster/Flickr
Source: UGC

In the past 13 months, there have been 150 attacks that have resulted in serious injuries to passengers and company employees according to the Live Herald.

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One such incident occurred on the M2 highway while a bus was traveling between Pretoria and Mthatha. The driver was shot by passengers of an unknown sedan.

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Eight shots were fired at the coach, one of them narrowly missing the driver. The driver was able to pull over to the side of the road where Intercape responders and Johannesburg Metro Police and SAPS joined them. The passengers were transferred to another bus to complete their journey.

the daily sun reported that another incident on Friday evening saw the bus driver sustain minor injuries when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle.

‘It’s embarrassing’: Taxi crashes into huge pothole and people are shaken

Earlier, In brief News reported that Yusuf Abramjee posted footage on Twitter showing a taxi crashing into a hole in the middle of the road in Johannesburg’s CBD. There were no road markings to warn motorists of the road failure which confused netizens.

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It is unclear what caused the hole and whether the City of Johannesburg is aware of it, but in the video the taxi driver appeared shaken as he stumbled away from the taxi.

The shocking Twitter clip has caused talk about the state Johannesburg’s CBD is in. People trolled Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and claimed he was slipping. Other people have suggested it may have been a manhole that had been grossly neglected, as opposed to a pothole.

Source: News in Brief