Western Cape Transport Task Team investigators crack whip on taxi related shootings

Western Cape Transport Task Team investigators crack whip on taxi related shootings
Western Cape Transport Task Team investigators crack whip on taxi related shootings. Image source: Pixabay

CAPE TOWN – Members of the Provincial Taxi Task Unit’s Combat team in pursuit of vital information as part of their investigations into taxi related murders pounced on a location in Ocean View where they apprehended a wanted suspect on Thursday, 24 August 2023. The suspect is allegedly linked to a triple murder that occurred in Khayelitsha in December 2022. He is also charged for another murder that occurred in Masiphumelele in June 2023 as well as a house robbery in the same area of Ocean View. He is expected to appear in the Simon’s Town Magistrates Court on Monday, 28 August 2023 on the charges specified.

Meanwhile another notorious taxi related shootings hitman was shot and killed in Wolseley after a shootout with police on Thursday, 24 August 2023. The deceased suspect was sought in connection with a string of murders in Ceres, Wolseley and Citrusdal. In one incident, the deceased was alleged to have shot and killed a father and his 10 year old son in Wolseley in August 2023.

Another wanted taxi hitman is scheduled to be brought to the Western Cape to face murder charges after he was arrested in Umhlali SAPS in KwaZulu-Natal for possession of an unlicensed firearm. He has since appeared in court in KwaZulu-Natal.

As part of ongoing taxi violence related investigations, yet another suspect was apprehended on Friday (25 August 2023) for possession of an unlicensed firearm linked to a shooting incident that took place in Ocean View.

All arrested suspects are between the ages of 30 and 40 years.

More arrests are on the cards as the team of detectives responsible for taxi violence related investigations crack the whip.

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