Taxi boss killed in Alexandra in latest industry murder

2018-07-24 15:58
The bullet riddled taxi in which 11 people where killed on Sunday when coming from a funeral. (Sthembiso Mngoma)

The bullet riddled taxi in which 11 people where killed on Sunday when coming from a funeral. (Sthembiso Mngoma) (Sthembiso Mngoma)

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WATCH: Footage shows bullet-riddled minibus taxi in which 11 people were killed

2018-07-23 12:42

Eleven people died after a minibus taxi was ambushed on the R74 in KwaZulu-Natal - an incident police believe to be related to taxi violence. WATCH.WATCH

A 69-year-old taxi boss affiliated to the Alexandra, Randburg, Midrand and Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta) was shot and killed outside his house on Monday.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said an unknown number of gunmen approached the taxi boss when he was reversing out of his yard.

"He was shot and died instantly on the spot," Dlamini said.

He added that the motive for the shooting was unknown and that police were treating the matter as a priority.

WATCH: Footage shows bullet-riddled minibus taxi in which 11 people were killed

This follows the killing of 11 people affiliated to the taxi industry in KwaZulu-Natal, who were ambushed by gunmen after attending the funeral of another taxi boss on Sunday. On Tuesday, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the death toll had risen to 12 after one of the four critically injured men succumbed to his injuries.

National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole implemented a 72-hour action plan to track and trace the perpetrators in that shooting incident.

"General Khehla Sitole condemns in the strongest terms the senseless killing of eleven people associated to the Ivory Park Taxi Association in Gauteng," the National Police Commissioner's spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said in a statement over the weekend.

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