2 dead in apparent clash between taxi drivers and foreign nationals in Klerksdorp - reports
Two men have reportedly been killed in the escalating violence between taxi drivers and foreign nationals in Pienaarsdorp, Klerksdorp.
According to an IOL report, police said the two men had been killed in separate incidents on Sunday in the wake of apparent clashes between taxi drivers and foreign nationals in the North West town.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone told IOL that the body of a man was found on the street on Sunday morning. He was believed to be a taxi driver.
"It is alleged that an unconfirmed number of taxi drivers grouped themselves later in a bid to avenge the death of their colleague, whom they suspect to have been killed by a foreign national."
OFM reported that police further confirmed a foreign national had been stabbed to death later on Sunday. Stalls at the local taxi rank were also set on fire.
Police had been deployed to restore calm to the area.
No arrests have been made yet, but two separate cases of murder have been opened and investigations are ongoing.
The situation in #Klerksdorp is getting out of hand????. Innocent life's are lost. @ANCParliament @EFFSouthAfrica @SABCNewsOnline @SAPoliceService please intervene. The taxi drivers and our fellow brother's ??. They killing each other???? pic.twitter.com/e0XGrg5zti— Bongi (@B0ngiii) September 10, 2018
Breaking News!— Platinum North West TV (@officialpnwtv) September 10, 2018
Situation rite now in Klerksdorp CBD community helping taxi drivers to stop crime done by alleged Nigerian men around this place.
desmond tutu old park street and voorttrekker roads are closed pic.twitter.com/WlOeujZ4cx
Klerksdorp is on Fire right now pic.twitter.com/1KgMxxqtjS— sibusiso nyakombi (@sibusiso5445) September 10, 2018
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