On Wednesday, 19 February at approximately 12:30, members of the SAPS were called into action to resolve a violent situation at the Mkhondo Taxi Rank.

Approximately 25 members of the community were allegedly busy assaulting two males, and they were armed with bush knives. Colonel Thela, Station Commander of the Mkhondo SAPS and his team, along with members of the Ermelo SAPS arrived on the scene and calmed the crowd down.

During the outburst of violence, a police vehicle sustained some damage. Both of the assaulted victims survived and were taken to hospital for treatment.

A case for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened but no arrests have been made.

Police officers were quickly on the scene at the Mkhondo Taxi Rank
Police officers were quickly on the scene at the Mkhondo Taxi Rank