Soweto taxi driver dies, shot 7 times

2012-02-17 14:52

Johannesburg - A 50-year-old taxi driver from Soweto died when he was shot seven times while entering his yard in Zola, police said on Friday.

The man arrived home at 21:00 on Thursday, and was about to enter his yard when he was approached by someone who started shooting at him, spokesperson Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"The man was shot seven times in the upper body and died on the scene.

"Police found nine empty cartridges on the scene and the motive for the shooting is unknown as nothing was taken."

Makhubela said no one was arrested and a case of murder was opened.

  • Peter - 2012-02-17 15:01

    The Taxi industry is turning into the filth of SA... are they forming gangs now??? hits and all! FFS....its disgusting!

  • Grant - 2012-02-17 15:16

    One less scum bag polluting our streets !

      Typersa - 2012-02-17 15:22

      ^^ What he said!!

      Lucky Manaswe - 2012-02-17 15:25

      The same gun man might unleash few bullets on you or one of your family members so stop crapping while people have lost their loved one.

      Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-02-17 15:38

      @grant. Are you stupid, evil or plain heartless. I mean you cherish the fact that a humanbeing is murdered, this man could be a family man with kids and a spouse who lived on this mans pay. Taxi drivers contribute a great deal to the economy of our country as they transport employee's to work, they provide the most utilised transport system in SA and yet u cant see all this, all you see is a scum? National Progression wil always be stagnated by morons like you.

      Swapie - 2012-02-17 16:58

      Grant, that was uncalled for.

      Seja - 2012-02-17 17:16

      ...I see some sections of our population have a loooong way to go in being sympathetic and at least trying to understand how people on the other side are trying to make a living ... to such an extent that they overlook the criminality of this whole thing and opt to gloat over a taxi driver's death!! ... that very same criminal who killed him will be running in the suburbs a week or so from now and shoot down a whole white family after breaking into their house!!

      blackjew69 - 2012-02-17 17:23

      @ grant - One less scum bag polluting our streets ! - - > But for the many people who cant afford a car like you its one less taxi, on emore hour of standing on a queue for a taxi, one less family member in the guys family. I dont condone what some taxi drivers do but again not all of them are a law unto themselves.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-02-17 15:48

    9 bullet casings, shot 7 times! Darn two bullets missed their target!!

  • blackjew69 - 2012-02-17 17:19

    Sad how people have lost respect for life. What happened to beating / fighting with fists when you disagree.

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-02-17 19:46

    Road rage??

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