Taxi association chairperson gunned down, Gqeberha

South African Police Service

Taxi association chairperson gunned down, Gqeberha
Taxi association chairperson gunned down, Gqeberha

Eastern Cape Community Safety MEC, Weziwe Tikana-Gxotiwe and Provincial Police Commissioner, Lt. Gen. Liziwe Ntshinga have appealed to members of the community to allow the police space as they continue to probe the murder of a taxi boss in Gqeberha on Thursday 15 July 2021.

The two leaders of law enforcement in the province have also appealed to community members to avoid spreading rumours and speculations which have a potential to frustrate the investigation.

The deceased, aged 61, believed to be a chairperson of one of the taxi associations died in a hail of bullets from three gunmen while in his car at Njoli Taxi Rank.

The incident happened in broad daylight on Thursday.

The three suspects then jumped into a getaway vehicle and are still at large. The motive of the shooting is unknown at this stage but police are following good leads to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

The police are calling on anyone with information on the incident to please contact the New Brighton Police Station or Crime Stop on… 08600 10111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service