An investigation on whether police officers and a prosecutor have been shielding seven men accused of violence and murder in the Vaal was underway, the Hawks said on Sunday.

Spokesman Paul Ramaloko said the men, from the Vaal Wits Taxi Association, were arrested on different occasions during December in connection with taxi violence in the area.

The cases were never investigated, Ramaloko said.

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