Man dies after Friday BRT shooting

2010-05-03 11:06

ONE of the nine people injured in shooting incidents on Rea Vaya

buses in Soweto has died.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said

a 32-year-old man died on Friday after arriving at hospital soon after the


“He died from gunshot wounds to his chest,” Dlamini said.

Gunmen opened fire on a Rea Vaya bus, killing one passenger and

wounding others in Orlando West on Friday.

In the second incident a driver and four passengers were injured

when a bus was shot at in Moletsane, also on Friday.

Lungelo said the two shooting incidents had not been linked because

police did not believe they were carried out by the same people.

The Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system was introduced in

August last year.

The BRT buses transport commuters between Soweto and central

Johannesburg at a cheaper fare than that paid to minibus taxis.

Some taxi associations were against the implementation of the BRT

as they said it would put them out of business.

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