Motive behind murder of 3 Durban security guards still unknown

2017-05-17 17:55


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Durban – The motive for the murder of three people, believed to be security guards for one of the taxi associations that operate on Himalaya Road in Merebank, is still unknown, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The three were shot dead by unknown occupants of another car, while driving on Himalaya Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Two of the deceased, who were found in the back of a Toyota Corolla, were wearing security guard uniforms, while the deceased driver of the car was wearing civilian clothes, Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

Both of the uniformed victims were in possession of rifles, she said.

Two other people, who were also in the car, were taken to hospital in a serious condition. 

One of the deceased is believed to be the owner of the security company. Rescue Care paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the incident was "possibly" related to taxi violence.

Gwala said police found the victims' car on a grass path, after it had veered off the road during the shooting.

"The vehicle had several gunshot holes and its windows were shattered," said Gwala.

Three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder were opened at the Wentworth police station for investigation.

"No arrests have been made. We are appealing to anyone who might have information about the suspects to contact the local police or our Crime Stop number on 08600 10111," Gwala said.

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