KZN taxi boss shot dead

2012-02-13 13:34

Durban - A minibus taxi boss has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Damba outside Ulundi, a KwaZulu-Natal government official said on Monday.

"Samson Mthethwa was shot in the head on Sunday and died instantly," community safety spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said.

The attackers shot at Mthethwa after he had dropped off his domestic worker.

Community safety and liaison MEC Willies Mchunu said the shooting could not be linked with taxi conflict until it had been investigated.

No arrests had been made.

  • Darren - 2012-02-13 13:51

    "Samson Mthethwa was shot in the head on Sunday and died instantly"…you're kidding me, really?

      methedex - 2012-02-13 15:23

      Even this will be blamed on apartheid! aww these white people made bullets... SHOOT TO KILL (CELE)... Taxi's are a cheap form of transport, which is good, but they cause deaths which could've been avoided. If our government (or lack thereof) could just properly manage them, without extorting them, they would be as effective as the cabs in new york...

      Gerhard - 2012-02-13 15:49

      @methedex, are you for real? Why the hell would the government want this system to work? If it worked it would be a viable means of transport for everyone in SA. But then who will pay the tolls and the taxes on petrol? And then, as you stated, the kick backs would fall away and the additional revenue from bribes and fines would seriously impact some people's lifestyles. They might even have to put in an honest days work!

      methedex - 2012-02-13 16:10

      Indeed!! The government just loves riding the gravy train from now till the country pops. The corruption in our government is destroying our country. And the people will starve... If you starve a person long enough he will kill for food, no matter what colour, race or creed... Fixing poverty = fixing crime = fixing racial hatred = One of the best countries in the world...

  • Brett - 2012-02-13 13:53

    Economic freedom for his competitors?

  • Bob - 2012-02-13 13:54

    Taxi Business plan.....Take out your rivals. Wow, effective!

  • Bennie - 2012-02-13 14:05

    African Competitiveness !!

  • Mlungisi - 2012-02-13 14:12

    Trial news story........?? the place is called Dumbe not Damba

      Gerhard - 2012-02-13 16:15

      They probably changed the name recently. Just like they changed Messina to Musina. Mafikeng to Mahikeng. It will probably be called Dumber next time you drive through there.

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