Taxi driver gunned down in Soweto

2015-07-29 05:43

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Johannesburg - A taxi owner was shot and killed outside his house in Soweto in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Gauteng police said.

"[He] was on the way to a meeting at about 06:20 when he was fatally shot at by unknown suspects, just in front of his house," Major Mack Mngomezulu said.

"The vehicle he was driving was found parked at the pavement at the crime scene."

It was alleged that a white Siyaya minibus was seen leaving the scene after the shooting.

The motive for the shooting was not known and no arrests have been made.

The shooting happened the same morning that a woman was killed and two others injured during taxi violence in Tembisa on Johannesburg's East Rand.

The shooting, at the Sangweni rank in Tembisa claimed the life of a woman who worked for the National Prosecuting Authority.

"These passengers were getting into a taxi when this unknown car came and started opening fire on them," Mngomezulu said at the time.

No arrests had been made yet.

On Tuesday afternoon, he said the situation at the taxi rank was under control.

It was alleged that two taxi associations were at odds with each other.

An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, alleged that two taxi associations, the Midrand Taxi Association and the Tembisa Alexandra Taxi Association, were fighting over routes between the township and the new Mall of Africa in Waterfall, Midrand.

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