Woman shot dead in taxi fare argument

2010-10-06 07:30

A woman was accidentally shot during an argument between a passenger and a person collecting money in a taxi in Esigodini, KwaZulu-Natal.

“It was believed that the driver stopped the vehicle and asked the passenger, who had allegedly not paid, to get off,” said Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan.

The passenger got out of the taxi and allegedly fired a shot at the man collecting money on Monday.

He missed and the bullet hit Nontobeko Shange (20) in her stomach.

“Following up on information received police went to a house in Esigodini and arrested the 40-year-old suspect,” said Jeevan.

The man was allegedly found in possession of an unlicensed firearm believed to be the murder weapon.

He was due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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