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Police hunt men linked to deadly taxi assault

Carl Schoombie was fatally beaten after being dragged from a taxi last weekend.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for two men in connection with a deadly assault in Claremont.

Carl Schoombie was severely beaten after being dragged from a taxi last weekend.

Schoombie and three friends were reportedly driving in an Uber taxi when assailants stopped them.

Schoombie died from his injuries on Wednesday morning.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said, "The 27-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Yesterday morning, he passed away as a result of injuries. We've opened a murder case for further investigation."

A relative of one of the women who was with Schoombie on the night of the assault praised the Uber driver, who was also apparently attacked.

It's understood the incident happened after they left a nightclub in Claremont.