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Four taxi drivers killed at taxi rank in Joburg

Four taxi drivers killed at Faraday rank

Motive is still unknown as investigation is ongoing

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Four cabbies were killed and three others harmed after obscure men arbitrarily started shooting at the taxi rank in Faraday, downtown Johannesburg.

Police representative Col Dimakatso Sello said the shooting occurred around 5pm on Wednesday and examinations have started.

"No suspects have been captured and the conditions encompassing the shooting episode are obscure at this stage as examination proceeds.

"Police appeal to anybody who might have data about these occurrences to kindly contact the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111 or secretly report hints on MySaps application. All data got will be treated as stringently secret," Sello said.

The drivers that were shot at have a place with Witwatersrand African Taxi Association (WATA).

The killing of four individuals causes significant damage of those killed in taxi savagery to five this week. On Monday, a cab driver was gunned down and a traveler injured in Soweto in the early hours of the morning. Once more, the intention in the killing is obscure and police have begun their examinations.

Taxi killings have stayed an issue in Gauteng for quite a while, predominantly because of battles about productive courses.

This constrained the common government to lay out a commission of request which was driven by Justice Jeremiah Shongwe in 2020.

The commission observed that taxi affiliations are not controlled in the area. It found that affiliations control who get to go along with them and permit taxi proprietors without working licenses to go along with them.


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