Eastern Cape cops arrest 3 suspects in connection with e-hailing taxi driver's murder

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Eastern Cape police have made a breakthrough in their investigation into the murder of an e-hailing taxi driver in New Brighton. Three people have been arrested.

The driver was shot at 17:42 on Wednesday, 17 February, in Madala Street, police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

"The driver, Garrison Snayers, 30, was found shot dead in a Suzuki vehicle. Snayers operated as an e-hailing taxi service for the owner of the vehicle," Naidu said.

"Investigations reveal that there were three suspects involved in the murder and robbery of Snayers. Two of the suspects are allegedly wanted by police in Motherwell and New Brighton for crimes ranging from murder, illegal possession of a firearm (Motherwell) and two cases of robbery (New Brighton)," Naidu said.

The first arrest happened at a house in Ngqolombe Street on Monday morning, which was followed by a second arrest. A third person was arrested on Tuesday evening. The suspects are aged 25 to 28.

They were expected to appear in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of murder.



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