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handshake thumb medium90 90News24 reports that Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi reopened Tsakane Taxi Rank on Friday afternoon after a shooting that left four people dead earlier in the week.  

The reopening followed a peace agreement signed on Thursday night by the Greater Brakpan Taxi Association (GBTA), the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco), the Ekurhuleni Regional Council and representatives of the Concerned Group of Drivers.  Vadi said the agreement was a "step in the right direction".  Four people were shot and killed during taxi-related violence in Brakpan on Wednesday morning.  The shooting took place shortly after members of the local taxi association had attended a meeting in the area to resolve their complaints.  After the meeting concluded and members began to leave, a dispute about the Brakpan and Tsakane taxi routes sparked the shootout.  Eight people were later arrested.  The parties agreed on Thursday to remove armed security guards from taxi ranks in the Greater Brakpan area and declare taxi ranks "gun-free zones.  They also committed to end violence in the taxi industry and to adhere to conditions of operating licences.

  • Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24

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