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    Crime Messages ~ Taxi & Bus Wars

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    "Ratting on Rampant Crime in South Africa"

    RUNNING GUN BATTLES BETWEEN TAXIS AND BUSES

    At 45, Charles Z Dlamini can cram myriad lifetimes into his own uncertain one. His bloodshot eyes have that long-distant, unsurprised look reminiscent of habitual survivors. Descended from a branch of the royal Swazi house and raised in Mpumalanga, he heeded his own father's advice that he leave Nelspruit and seek his fortune as a commoner in Johannesburg and Pretoria, for the simple reason that active membership of that exalted house was a poisoned chalice.

    Victim of taxi violence
    Mail & Guardian guest writer, Mandla Langa looks at
    one of the human tragedies behind taxi violence.
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    Source: Mail & Guardian - click link to read full report.


    MASSIVE REVAMP FOR TAXI INDUSTRY

    Moves are afoot to restructure South Africa's taxi industry, which was responsible for the deaths of 2 679 people last year. A new plan has been designed to deal with the problems that have rendered South Africa's taxi industry uncontrollable. As taxi violence and road deaths reach epidemic proportions, the government is preparing sweeping plans to revamp South Africa's deadliest industry.

    A typical South African Taxi Rank scene - Photograph: Nadine Hutton
    Scotch Tagwireyi reports from Johannesburg....
    Source: Mail & Guardian - click link to read full report.


    "TAXI & BUS WARS HAVE CLAIMED THOUSANDS OF LIVES"

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    Crime Scene - Do Not Cross Line - Crime Scene

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