S. African police recovers 11 petrol bombs hidden in taxi rank

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-09 23:32:58|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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JOHANNESBURG, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The South African police on Saturday said they recovered 11 petrol bombs at a taxi rank in Johannesburg's West Rand following the bombing of some houses in the area.

The police said they recovered the petrol bombs on Friday. It is not clear what was the intention behind the move.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Elias Mawela said on Friday three houses were petrol bombed, for which cases of malicious damage to property are being investigated.

Mawela warned people who hide behind will face the wrath of the law.

It is reported that the bomb could be related to taxi wars. The wars are going on in various parts of the country with taxi operators feuding over routes.

This week Gauteng member of the executive council for roads and transport Ismail Vadi threatened to close two taxi associations' taxi ranks and routes in Soweto following a spate of violence.

In Johannesburg this year, three taxi operators were murdered, 5 wounded and 10 taxis damaged during the violence.