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Taxi related violence under investigation
2021/07/07

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

 

WESTERN CAPE - While detectives are probing the circumstances surrounding multiple incidence of taxi related violence, additional uniformed members have been deployed on taxi routes to maintain law and order and provide safety to commuters. 

This morning, a 41-year-old taxi driver was behind the steering wheel of his vehicle on corners of De la Rey Road and Uitsig Avenue in Ravensmead when occupants from another taxi fired several gunshots at the taxi. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Ravensmead police are investigating a case of attempted murder.

In an unrelated matter a taxi was stationary in Potsdam Road, Du Noon at about 07:00. The victim was seated inside the vehicle when unknown suspects fired random shots at the vehicle. A 35-year-old male was fatally wounded and declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel. Table View Police are investigating a case of murder.

Meanwhile at about 06:30, a taxi with occupants was standing at the intersection of New Eisleben and Sheffield Roads in Philippi East when a taxi with unknown occupants stopped next to them. The occupants fired numerous gunshots at the stationary vehicle. Two males aged 33 and 24 were declared deceased on the scene whilst two males both aged 35 were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Philippi East police are investigating two cases of murder and attempted murder.

At about 08:15, commuters were standing on Duinefontein Road in Samora Machel. Unknown occupants in a vehicle fired numerous gunshots at the commuters and fled the scene in an undisclosed direction. One 40-year-old male was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel whilst two males aged 45 and 39 years old respectively sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Samora Machel police are investigating a case of murder and two cases of attempted murder.

Arrests are yet to be made. Any person with information regarding these incidents is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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