Additional police deployed to Joburg CBD after taxi driver shot in Hillbrow

Police say officers will be deployed throughout the CBD for the festive season when crime rates are expected to rise.

Hillbrow Police Station. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police have deployed additional officers to the Johannesburg CBD after a taxi driver was shot dead in Hillbrow.

Shots were fired from a vehicle that sped past the taxi rank on Pretoria Road on Wednesday.

Police say officers will be deployed throughout the CBD for the festive season when crime rates are expected to rise.

The police's Kay Makhubele said: “We are in the festive season and we have a safe festive season operation. Police have been deployed all over in the CBD, including Hillbrow and also in the malls.”