Taxi operator killed in drive-by shooting

2012-05-02 16:08

Durban - A prominent minibus taxi operator has been killed and two other men have been wounded in a drive-by shooting at the Nquthu taxi rank, the KwaZulu-Natal transport department said on Wednesday.

"Jeqe Dlame, who was a member of the Nquthu Pioneer Taxi Association, was killed on Tuesday," spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said.

Dlame was sitting in his car and the other two men were standing next to it dividing up stokvel money when they were shot.

"Unknown suspects opened fire as they drove by the Nquthu taxi rank. Dlame died on the scene," said Ncalane.

"We condemn incidents of this nature as they possess the potential of destabilising the taxi industry and the broader community," MEC Willies Mchunu said.

He said it was not yet known if Dlame's killing was related to a taxi dispute.

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-05-02 17:02

    It's very hard to even to visit your family member in the taxi rank all over SA if he is a taxi member whether he's the owner/driver because you don't whether he's a target or not. In the taxi violence. I wish taxi members can solve their problem before they kill each other.

      Irene - 2012-05-02 18:25

      They're a really classy bunch.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-02 17:44

    heybo yo

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-02 18:08

    ah the wheel turns doesnt it excuse the pun

      alansmartSnr - 2012-05-02 22:47

      Me, I'm an optimist, looking at the bright side, this has probably saved a few dozen lives of passengers in the long run.

  • Jonny Lee - 2012-05-02 20:24

    hahaha, we should teach them how to make bombs, then they will do a better job.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-02 20:45

    This is Jacob Zumas safe South Africa! Nobody is safe.

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