The Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations says the government must urgently intervene in the ongoing taxi violence in the province.
This after another taxi owner was shot and killed yesterday morning in Khayelitsha.
Goodman Lomboza was driving with a female passenger in Site C when they were attacked by unidentified gunmen.
It is unclear what mode of transport the suspects were using at the time of the incident.
The 52-year-old victim died inside a red Toyota Corolla while the 38-year-old woman was rushed to hospital for injuries sustained during the shooting.
Yesterday morning Site C residents woke up to gunshots going off on Njongo Street just before 4am.
When they went to see what was happening, they saw the couple in the bullet-riddled vehicle.
A resident on the scene said: “There were more than 20 shots that were fired, the man in the car is said to be a taxi owner. He must have been going to the taxi rank.”
Codeta general secretary Andile Khanyi says the police never make any arrests.
“Every time there is a shooting, they ask for footage and if we do have it, we provide,” he says.
“But we never hear of any arrests or convictions, I don’t know why they ask for any assistance from us.
“It seems like there are people who are on a mission to start a war between the associations, the police must find the mastermind and put an end to the killings.
“And the government must intervene.”
He says this is the second taxi owner killed in less than two weeks.
“We have not even buried the other member and now we lose another member,” says Khanyi.
“They were both on the Bellville route, we don’t know what this is about.”
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana says the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident are being investigated by provincial detectives.
“According to information, a 52-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded while a 38-year-old woman was wounded at Njongo Street, Site C, near a garage,” she says.
“Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened and police and detectives are pursuing the suspects.”