The 21-year-old woman was killed in the tragic incident on the corner of Viben and Petersen streets in Eikendal, Kraaifontein on Thursday.
Witnesses say the taxi driver twice drove over Abigail Jooste – the second time over her head – in front of her horrified sister Mavis and her nine-year-old daughter, both of whom were in the taxi.
Abigail had apparently asked the driver to stop and wanted to get out of the taxi as she was late for work.
The taxi was en route to Brackenfell.
The taxi guard allegedly stopped Abigail from getting out and she fell out of the van with her niece.
“The driver drove over her and then reversed over her head a second time. Mavis watched her sister die in the road, grey from the dust,” she says.
She says Abigail was alive for a few minutes after the incident, but was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.
The young mom leaves behind a son, who turns three in November.