Taxi driver involved in attack of motorist arrested


At least one of the taxi drivers involved in an attack on a motorist on the N2 highway near Bhunga Avenue has been arrested. According Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith the individual was tracked down by the ghost squad in Delft. Earlier Smith revealed to Radio 786 that authorities had isolated the number plates of at least two vehicles involved in the assault.

The victim in the case, Wafeeq Craven, recounted the ordeal to Radio 786. He says that at least five taxi drivers beat him up during morning peak hour. One of them even took out a knife and stabbed him in the cheek.

Craven says a minibus taxi had cut him off and scraped his vehicle. He tried to let the driver know but instead, the man and two other two taxis blocked him. They then threw an object at his vehicle and started attacking him when he got out. His 55-year-old mother was also hurt in the attack.


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