Commuters shoot taxi drivers

Two taxi drivers were shot by commuters in Cape Town.

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CAPE TOWN - The National Taxi Council in the Western Cape on Friday said regular meetings were being held with taxi drivers to discuss their customer relations.

The taxi body said it's been left stunned by the killing of two taxi drivers by commuters.

The attacks occurred in Bellville and Khayelitsha during the past two weeks.

It's understood that in one of the incidents, the driver refused to drop off a passenger at a particular stop.

Police said no arrests have been made.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said one of the taxi drivers was shot several times.

"The taxi driver stopped and waited for two unidentified males to exit. One of the suspects produced a firearm and shot the victim five times. The suspects then fled on foot in the direction of Voortrekker Road."