- A taxi boss was shot and wounded in Centurion.
- Four men, armed with assault rifles, attacked the man.
- A security guard nearby fired at the assailants.
Gauteng police launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot and wounded a taxi owner in Centurion.
The taxi owner was in the company of two friends when he came under attack.
He is a member of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco).
The victim and his friend were in a red Ferrari on Wednesday evening when another person arrived at the Centurion Golf Estate parking lot, where the pair had parked.
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It is alleged that, as the taxi boss alighted from the Ferrari, a white vehicle carrying four men, armed with assault rifles, approached and opened fire.
A security officer, who was patrolling in the area, retaliated by firing at the gunmen.
The injured taxi boss was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza confirmed the incident.
"Gauteng police are searching for suspects after a taxi owner was shot and wounded in front of the Centurion Golf Estate on Wednesday evening. Armed suspects travelling in a white vehicle allegedly drove into the estate's parking area and started shooting directly at the 56-year-old taxi owner," said Kweza.
Police collected several cartridges at the scene. Kweza said they were investigating a case of attempted murder.
Santaco is yet to comment on the matter.