Taxi driver and passenger fatally shot, Qumbu

South African Police Service

Taxi driver and passenger fatally shot, Qumbu
Taxi driver and passenger fatally shot, Qumbu

The South African Police Service Organised Crime Investigation Unit is investigating two cases of murder which occurred on Wednesday evening 4 January 2023 at about 18:30 at Sithangameni, in Qumbu.

According to the information, the taxi driver (45) together with a passenger (40) were shot at by an unidentified suspect who allegedly pretended to be one of the passengers in a local taxi.

It is alleged that as the driver was busy delivering other commuters in the local villages, the suspect who was wearing a traditional gear requested the driver to drop him at Sithangameni as he was going to Gurha village.

At the stop, the driver was busy counting his change when the suspect suddenly drew a firearm and fatally shot both the driver and the passenger.

The circumstances which surround the shooting incident are currently under investigation. Police have opened two murder cases.

No arrest has been made at this stage.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects is requested to please contact the Sulenkama or Qumbu Police Station or call the Crime Stop number 08 600 10111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service