A top taxi operator was gunned down in Marabastad on Tuesday afternoon. The shooting, which was captured on camera, took place at a garage on the corner of E’skia Mphahlele Drive and Boom Street in Marabastad. Police have opened a murder case for the killing of 51 year old chairperson of the Bazaar taxi association in Marabastad who was fatally wounded on around 14:00.

Police spokesperson Captain Augustinah Selepe said more than 10 empty cartridges were found on the scene and the victim was declared dead. “The suspects are unknown and the motive behind the killing is under investigation,” Selepe said.

Selepe said preliminary investigations indicated that the victim was coming out of the garage shop going to his car when gunned down. “A Toyota Etios sedan stopped next to the deceased’s car and two occupants wearing balaclavas came out of the car. One was armed with a pistol and the other with a rifle. The driver remained in the car as the other two fired several shots at him.”

The police have asked anyone with information to assists police in apprehending the suspects to contact the crime stop number at 08600-10111 or contact their nearest police station. #ladi_jaja?

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