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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: EWN

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, “In 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)

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