Taxi owner dies after being shot

2016-10-12 06:00

KWADUKUZA taxi owner and member of the Stanger Taxi Association Vusi Mbeje, also known as Vusi Gasa, died in hospital late last Thursday after he and two others were shot earlier in the evening in Groutville.

“Three taxi owners were shot by two unknown suspects.
“They were taken to hospital for medical attention.
“Later Vusi Mbeje succumbed to his injuries,” KZN SAPS spokesperson, lieutenant colonel Thulani Zwane said.

He said that charges of murder and attempted murder were opened at the KwaDukuza police station for investigation.

This comes after several other individuals within the local taxi industry have been fatally gunned down this year.

These include Dolphin Coast Taxi Association public relations officer Mduduzi Tony who was killed during a drive-by shooting in July, taxi owner and member of the KwaMaphumulo Taxi Association Sibusiso Sithole who was shot and killed on Townview Road, in KwaDukuza in April, and well-known taxi owner Devendran ‘Dan’ Maharaj who was fatally gunned in Etete earlier this year.

Speaking to the Weekly on Monday, the deceased’s relative Zakhele Gasa said the family is deeply saddened by the passing.

“He was everything to our family, all our hopes rested on him.
“We are even struggling with his funeral arrangements because something of this nature is something that he would take the lead with and ensure that it is done properly,” he said.

He described Vusi Gasa as a jovial person who loved children.
According to the relative, the deceased will be laid to rest in KwaMaphumulo.

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