Motorist's punch allegedly kills taxi driver

2016-04-06 16:08
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Johannesburg - A case of murder has been opened after a taxi driver died after allegedly being punched by a motorist in Yeoville, Johannesburg police said on Wednesday.

A fight had initially broken out between another taxi driver and the motorist last week Wednesday at the corners of Raleigh and Cavendish roads in Yeoville around 15:00, Constable Thabo Malatji said.

"Cops got a call about some guys who were fighting on the road. The police got there and spoke to the drivers and intercepted the fight," he said.

After the police left, other taxi drivers were still at the scene arguing with the motorist.

"It is alleged that he hit one of the taxi drivers with a punch and [the driver] collapsed. He was taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and was declared dead on arrival," Malatji said.

It was not immediately clear on what part of his body the taxi driver had been punched. Post-mortem results would reveal what had caused the 31-year-old's death, Malatji said.

The motorist had left the scene shortly after the altercation and was still at large.

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