Manhunt launched after taxi driver shot dead

2015-04-28 10:02


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Polokwane - A manhunt has been launched after a man was shot dead in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen at the weekend, in what appears to be taxi-related violence, police said on Tuesday.

It is alleged that the 36-year-old man, identified as Tshepo Selopjane, was transporting passengers in a minibus taxi from Gauteng to Bolobedu on Saturday.

When he arrived at Ga-Matshwi village in Bolobedu, unknown gunmen shot him several times, killing him instantly.

“When the police arrived at the crime scene, the deceased was found lying dead behind his steering wheel and the suspects had already disappeared,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

Police said the motive behind this killing was unknown but taxi-related conflict could not be ruled out.

Investigations are continuing.

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