Atleast eight minibus taxis and two cars were set alight in an alleged violent brawl in Gqeberha on Wednesday.
According to reports, a motor accident between two men sparked the violence.
The woman, who did not want to be named for fear of her safety, said moments after the accident happened the two men got into a verbal altercation which led to a fist-fight.
“They started arguing. She alleged that one of the men, a Somali, pulled out a gun and shot the other man, presumed by onlookers to be a taxi driver.
“There was a shoot-out. People started to set the Somali shops in Durban Road alight and in turn they started burning the taxis.”
Gqeberha police say they are investigating cases of public violence and malicious damage to property.
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