Police hunt for gunmen who killed taxi owner, friend at Durban taxi rank

2018-09-27 16:14
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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KwaZulu-Natal police are searching for a group of men who fatally shot a 38-year-old taxi owner and his friend, 35, at the Wema taxi rank in Montclair, in southern Durban.

Taxi owner Sihle Zulu and his friend Bongani Skhakhane were seated in a VW Polo when they were attacked by the group of men on Wednesday, said police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala on Thursday.

"The suspects opened fire, fatally wounding the two [men]," Gwala said.

READ: KZN taxi massacre death toll rises to 12

They fled the scene on foot after the shooting.

"The victims were certified dead at the scene. Charges of murder were opened at Montclair police station," Gwala said.

Both died as a result of fatal head wounds, she added.

She told News24 that there has been no arrest in the matter and the motive for the shooting had not yet been established.

Investigations continue.

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