Taxi driver murders

2017-04-27 06:02
The Tongaat taxi rank where a taxi driver, Siyabonga Ngcobo, was shot dead. Photo: Andile sithole

The Tongaat taxi rank where a taxi driver, Siyabonga Ngcobo, was shot dead. Photo: Andile sithole

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TAXI commuters in Tongaat remain in shock after a taxi driver was shot dead at the Tongaat taxi rank last week.

Siyabonga Ngcobo sustained four gunshot wounds to the head when an unknown suspect opened fire on him.

The incident happened at 7pm in full view of the passengers.

The motive for the killing is not known.

One of the commuters who spoke to the Weekly, Pamela Ndlovu said the passengers are shocked.

“It really shocking when people are being killed in taxi ranks that we use every day. The police must ensure they arrest the suspects.”

Another driver was shot dead in Gandhi’s Hill, Tongaat last Saturday.

According to the information received from the Tongaat SAPS, Mduduzi­ Ngiba (35) was involved in an argument with three men at a tarven in Gandhi’s Hill.

It alleged that one of the suspects pulled out his firearm and shot Ngiba. Ngiba was rushed to the clinic, and died later due to injuries.

Tongaat SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaja-Marie said in the first incident police found the deceased in a pool of blood.

“The deceased had sustained four gunshot wounds in his head.

The motive for the murder is not known. Police are investigating.

“In the second incident, we can confirm that Ngiba was involved in an argument with three men at a tarven in Gandhi’s Hill.

“One of the suspects fired a shot, hitting Ngiba in his back.

“He was rushed to the clinic where he was declared dead by a doctor.

“No arrests have been made in both cases. “At this stage it is still unclear if the two incidents are related.”

Anthony Gumede from the Tongaat Community Policing Forum sent his condolences to the Ngiba family.

“On behalf of the Tongaat CPF, I would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased.

“We are saddened and call upon the police to arrest the suspects.

“The leadership of the CPF will visit the family soon to show our support.”

When Weekly contacted the Tongaat Taxi Association, one of the taxi bosses said the association will not give the media any comment.

TAXI commuters in Tongaat are still reeling from shock after a taxi driver was shot dead at the Tongaat taxi rank last week.

Siyabonga Ngcobo sustained four gunshot wounds to his head after an unknown suspect opened fire on him.
The incident happened at 7pm in full view of the passengers. 

The motive for the killing is not known.
One of the commuters who spoke to the Weekly, Pamela Ndlovu said that the passengers are shocked.

“It really shocking when people are being killed in taxi ranks that we use everyday. The police must ensure that they arrest the suspects.” 

Another driver was shot dead in Gandhi’s Hill, Tongaat last Saturday.
According to the information received from the Tongaat SAPS, Mduduzi Ngiba (35) was involved in an argument with three men at a tarven in Gandhi’s Hill.
It alleged that one of the suspects pulled out his gun and shot Ngiba. Ngiba was rushed to the clinic, and died later due to the injuries he sustained.
SAPS spokesperson in Tongaat Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaja-Marie said in the first incident, when police arrived at the scene they found the deceased lying in a pool of blood.
“The deceased had sustained four gunshot wounds in his head. The motive for the murder is not known, police are investigating.
“In the second incident, we can confirm that Ngiba was involved in an argument with three men at a tarven in Gandhi’s Hill. One of the suspects fired shot, hitting Ngiba on his back. He was rushed to the clinic where he was declared dead by the doctor. There are no arrests made in both cases. At this stage it is still muddy to figure out if the two incidents are related.”

Anthony Gumede from the Tongaat Community Policing Forum sent his condolences to the Ngiba family.

“On behalf of the Tongaat CPF, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. We are deeply saddened and we call upon the police to arrest the suspects. The leadership of the CPF will visit the family soon to show our support to them.”

When the Weekly contacted the Tongaat Taxi Association one of the taxi bosses said the association will not be making any comments to the media.

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