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Man shot dead at Bellville Taxi Rank after confrontation with police

According to reports, traffic officers failed to pull over a taxi driver along Voortrekker Road and gave chase, they ended up at the Bellville Taxi Rank, where a crowd stormed towards the traffic officers.

Bellville Taxi Rank in the Western Cape. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A 38-year old man has been shot dead at the Bellville Taxi Rank after a confrontation between taxi drivers and a traffic officer.

According to reports, traffic officers failed to pull over a taxi driver along Voortrekker Road and gave chase.

Police say they ended up at the Bellville Taxi Rank, where a crowd stormed towards the traffic officers.

Police say shots were fired and one man was killed, while another was wounded.