KZN taxi operator shot dead

2014-01-10 19:16

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Johannesburg - A taxi operator has been shot dead in Isipingo, near Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department said on Friday.

Mzovele Cele was shot at about 8:00 on Thursday while on his way to collect the daily takings, the department said.

Community safety MEC Willies Mchunu said in a statement: "The police revealed that 16 cartridges were found on the scene, which suggests that the killers were heavily armed and their sordid act was premeditated."

Mchunu ordered a full investigation into the killing and said his department would work with the SA National Taxi Council in the province to establish whether there were tensions in the industry that had a bearing on the crime.

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