Taxi boss gunned down in Durban

2015-06-11 18:53


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Durban - Two men were arrested hours after they allegedly gunned down a taxi boss in Durban’s Lamontville township on Thursday morning.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said that Vele Ndebele, 52, was gunned down outside the Lamontville community hall at about 10:00.

He said that two men in a black Kia Picanto had jumped out of their vehicle and opened fire on Ndebele, fatally wounding him.

Within moments a manhunt involving local police, the police’s dog unit, the tactical response unit and officers from the eThekwini Metro police ensued.

Zwane said with the assistance of community members police managed to locate the two men and arrest them.

The two were found to be in possession of four unlicensed weapons and ammunition.

The men were expected to appear in court on Monday and the weapons would be sent for ballistic testing.

One of the two men had already been linked to a carjacking case from last month that police were investigating.

It is understood that Ndebele was the secretary of the Lamontville Taxi Association.

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