Bus driver shot dead in Redcliffe

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A 31-year-old bus driver has been fatally shot in Redcliffe – Kwazulu Natal this morning.

Reaction Unit South Africa received the call of a shooting in progress at 07:03 this morning on the Buffelsdraai Road in Redcliffe. Reaction Officers converged on the scene and found a male slump on the driver's seat with three gunshot wounds to his head. Paramedics declared him deceased a short while later.

According to witnesses that were on the Siza Baba Bus Service, a passenger entered the bus, drew a handgun and shot the driver in the head. The suspect had been picked up as a passenger a short distance from the scene. Witnesses informed Reaction Officers that the bus was in motion when the driver was attacked. The vehicle then rolled back for a short distance before coming to a standstill in the centre of the road. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. According to a witness, he was picked up in a white VW Polo. This has not been confirmed. Three spent 9mm cartridges were recovered inside the bus.

According to family members who arrived on the scene, the driver is a resident of Buffelsdale in Tongaat – KZN. The transport business belonged to the family of the deceased. This has not been confirmed.

A case of murder is being investigated.


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