More Taxi Violence in Ballito lead to death

[please sign the petition at the bottom of this post if you want to add your voice to the call to stop the violence]

Another taxi related shooting has just taken place in Ballito. The incident took place close to the Boulevard Centre at the bottom of Ballito and resulted in 1 male dying and two woman injured, one from a gun shot wound. It is currently reported that an AK47 was used in the shooting.

Apparently a group of men were attempting to attack a local taxi boss and opened fire shooting opening and randomly. Wild fire resulted in an innocent man being shot and killed in the attack.

Main Picture by Barry Bodwitch. On Scene photo’s by Ballito News’ Lucille Nagel

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8 Comments

  1. John Erskine

    18/04/2013 at 19:31

    I have just one comment to make – its about time Ballito Residents get together and sign a petition against the taxi illegal parking @ the corner of Lifestyle and get them out of our peaceful village. Ballito.

  2. Mike Sharrock

    19/04/2013 at 08:15

    We told the DA this was imminent at their public meeting. They were passing over the previous violence as if it was nothing and had no intention of persueing the seeming lack of police investigation and arrests.

  3. Trevor Wolf

    19/04/2013 at 10:23

    This has to stop, that its time council adressed the taxi violence because this will have a knock on affect on the comunity and its residents.

  4. Big Q

    19/04/2013 at 10:45

    Our town planners might agree to eventually ban taxis in Ballito once it’s too late and one of their loved ones are killed in the cross-fire. Tough for those who need public transport to work, residents’ lives are more important!!! So before you say I’m insensitive, imagine if the man that was shot yesterday was your brother, father or son!! This situation will not go away, police are far too inefficient and cannot prevent this from carrying on!

    • unknown

      19/04/2013 at 11:09

      As always i welcome my guests in a friendly way and explain to them the true beauty of our gorgeous town Ballito. X from Australia checked in 15 h45 this afternoon and i done the same as always but little to know that the next few minutes will turn into horrific shootout .i just explained that this town is so safe and the next minute plus minus 40 rounds were fired from either R2″s or AK 47.People in the area started shouting in a real terrified way and thats when i realized that my peace and save haven i created for the past four years is shattering in a matter of seconds.Well the guests have obviously left our backpacker now and i dont blame them as i would have done exactly the same.

      I do understand that taxi violence is a true problem in this country but at the same time we must understand that they bring 70% of our work force to work and that keeps our economy going i supose! I suggest that we all stand up for this town and save the beauty i always carry in my mind. If you love Ballito what would be your answer to this critical situation?

  5. Russell Bishop

    19/04/2013 at 10:59

    Close the taxi rank! Drop and go!

  6. Angus

    19/04/2013 at 11:03

    The petition is not strongly worded enough. I believe that we, the petitioners and stakeholders,should demand that the authorities be given 7 days in which to produce a clear action plan on how to deal with the issue and that this plan be publicized in the local media failing which the petitioners demand a meeting with the mayor in order to force action. The economy of this area, which should be a major priority of the local authority to promote and foster prosperity, is being badly damaged with local residents considering leaving the area and holiday makers turning their search elsewhere to spend their money.

  7. Hilda Venter

    19/04/2013 at 13:23

    Why do we have to feel unsafe in this once peacefull town? Ballito is not the same anymore. Question? Who is ruling this town? The taxis of course!!!!!!!!

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