2 taxi bosses killed in separate incidents

South Africa

A Johannesburg taxi association chairperson was shot and killed at a taxi rank in Roodepoort on Thursday.

“On Thursday at about 15:40‚ a 58-year-old man who is the chairperson of Dorljota (Dobsonville‚ Roodepoort‚ Leratong‚ Johannesburg Taxi Association) was shot dead by two suspects at a taxi rank in Roodepoort,” police said in a statement.

The deceased was reported to have been at a taxi rank when two suspects approached him and started fired random shots at him. The deceased was shot 10 times.

Then the suspects allegedly drove off and were followed by a taxi driver‚ who then alerted the police to their whereabouts.

The suspects were later apprehended by police in Protea Glen‚ Soweto. One of the suspects is believed to be a police officer attached to Johannesburg Central’s local criminal record centre.

The motive for the killing is yet to be known and investigations concerning the killing are underway.

In a separate incident, the chairperson of the Lawley Taxi Association was shot dead at Sheffield Plaza in Lenasia South.

Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed the incident to News24.

“Three suspects armed with high-calibre rifles fired several rounds, killing the man and wounding a passer-by.”

The  woman who got wounded was taken to hospital, no details are available yet about her current condition.

No rests have been made yet, a case has been opened and the motive of the killing is not known.

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