9 killed in alleged taxi-related violence in Western Cape

Police have managed to arrest two suspects for a shooting near the Wynberg taxi rank on Friday afternoon where a taxi driver was wounded.

FILE: A police van seen in Delft following a shooting. Picture: Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN – Nine people have been killed in what is believed to be taxi-related shootings in different areas across Cape Town since just on Friday.

A further three people have also been shot and wounded.

Police have managed to arrest two suspects for a shooting near the Wynberg taxi rank on Friday afternoon where a taxi driver was wounded.

In the latest act of violence, a taxi driver was shot and killed just earlier today at Luzuko in Philippi East.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says, β€œIn response to the shock of nine murders and three attempted murders believed to be taxi-related in Cape Town that started on Friday into Saturday, the Western Cape police have set up a detectives-led team to probe these incidents.”

The incidents are as follows:

  • In Nyanga at Borcherds Quarry a man in his forties was shot and fatally wounded at 17:45, 2018-05-25.

  • A 35-year-old man and a commuter were shot and wounded on the corner of Emms drive and Terminus road.

  • At Wynberg on Friday afternoon about 16:00, a 28-year-old man was shot and wounded at Murom Road, Wynberg.

  • Philippi East, a 43-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded at 17:05 at Govan Mbeki

  • Philippi East at 18:30 on 2018-05-25 at Ncinciba street, Luzuko Park, a 26-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded.

  • Philippi East at Govan Mbeki, Lower Cross roads, about 19:45, a 27-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded.

  • Philippi East at 20:10 last night at the corner of New Eisleben road and Sheffield, unidentified man, Taxi driver, was shot and fatally wounded.

  • Philippi, at Govan Mbaki road, a 40-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded on 2018-05-25 at 17:00.

  • Another unidentified taxi driver was shot and fatally wounded today (2018-05-26) just after 12:00 at Luzuko, Philippi East.

  • Nyanga,in the early hours if this morning at Sonwabile street, Old Cross road. A taxi driver was shot and fatally wounded.

  • Nyanga, at Entokozweni street, Old Cross road, a taxi driver was shot and fatally wounded.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)