Feb 7, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Four taxi drivers killed at Joburg taxi rank

Four taxi drivers were killed and three others injured after unidentified men opened fire indiscriminately at the Faraday taxi rank in downtown Johannesburg.

Police spokesman Col Dimakatso Sello said the shooting broke out on Wednesday Investigation started at 5pm.

“No suspects have been arrested and the circumstances of the shooting incident are not known at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

“Police are appealing Anyone who may have information about these incidents should contact the Crime Stop Line on 08600 10111 or report tips anonymously via the MySaps app. All information received will be kept strictly confidential,” Sello said.

The drivers who were shot are affiliated with the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association.

The killing of the four drivers is ongoing The death toll of those killed in taxi violence this week has risen to five. A taxi driver was gunned down and a passenger injured in Soweto in the early hours of Monday morning. Police said the motive was unknown and they were investigating.

The provincial government established a commission of inquiry into taxi killings in 2020, headed by Judge Jeremiah Shongwe.

The commission found this taxi Associations are not regulated in the province. They control who can join the associations and admit taxi drivers without an operating license as members.