JHB taxi driver shot and killed

The 35-year-old driver was shot at the Freedom Park fire station while loading passengers.

A taxi driver was shot dead on 29 January, 2016 at Freedom Park near Eldorado Park. Picture: Twitter @SAPoliceService.

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Southern Suburbs Taxi Association has confirmed one of its drivers has been shot and killed in an apparent dispute over a route from Freedom Park into the city.

The 35-year-old driver was shot at the Freedom Park fire station while loading passengers at around 04:30am.

Gauteng police are still at the scene of the shooting and say they've not yet confirmed how many people attacked him.

Spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini says, "We are still at the scene to gather evidence on what happened and we don't know how many people attacked."

The association's spokesperson Bashir Holland says they had previously warned the rival group that another association would not be allowed to operate in the area.

"They want to take our rank and government gave them an ultimatum to join another association, so since 1994 no other association has been there."