Community members of Thakgalang village next to GA-Mothapo outside Polokwane blocked every road with burning tyres and stones as a result to stop taxis from entering their village on Sunday, 22 August 2021.
It is alleged that a member of the community requested a lift from a mini taxi and this incident brought anger to a taxi driver that witnessed it.
Therefore the taxi driver chased after the mini taxi with a high speed the driver lost control and it overturned. Several people were certified dead on the scene.
This situation provoked the community and they stoned the taxi until it was completely damaged.
One of the community member says until something is done, no taxi will operate in their village and they will resort to their hiking spot in the meantime.