BRT shooting victims 'stable'

2009-09-02 07:15

Johannesburg - Two people wounded when occupants of a minibus taxi opened fire on a BRT bus in Soweto were in a stable condition on Wednesday as police searched for the perpetrators.

"We have not arrested anybody in connection with the shooting, but we are still investigating. The two who were shot are in a stable condition in hospital," said Soweto police spokesperson Inspector Kay Makhubele.

A policeman and passenger were wounded when the occupants of a Toyota Quantum minibus taxi that had been following the bus opened fire near the Nancefield Hostel around 19:00 on Tuesday.

The officer was hit in the leg and an unidentified passenger also wounded.

After the shooting the driver pressed on and eventually stopped next to the Regina Mundi Church at White City Jabavu.

The Bus Rapid Transit System was unveiled with great fanfare on Sunday. Taxi operators have expressed opposition to the project, fearing it would destroy their livelihoods.

The City of Johannesburg was not available for comment on Wednesday morning.