3 pedestrians killed by taxi in Cape Town

2016-04-11 11:37


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Three pedestrians were killed when a minibus taxi knocked them down in the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa, Cape Town, paramedics said on Monday.

Two men, aged 27 and 29, and a 27-year-old woman were killed on Sunday night, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.

One of the victims had gone through the windshield of the minibus. All three were declared dead on the scene.

After striking the pedestrians, the minibus hit a stationary car and another taxi. The driver of the stationary taxi sustained minor injuries. He was treated and taken to hospital.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said no arrests had been made yet and three cases of culpable homicide were being investigated.

Read more on:    cape town  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.