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Police investigate murder of taxi driver and two counts of attempted murder

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


ZWELITSHA - The South African Police Service detectives are investigating a case of murder and two counts of attempted murder, after a taxi driver was fatally shot and two female passengers were injured in what is believed to be a drive-by shooting incident on the R72 near Chalumna this morning.

On Thursday, 3 February at about 11:30am, police were summoned to a complaint of a shooting on the R72 outside Chalumna.  At the scene, a 60-year-old driver of a white Toyota Quantum sustained several gunshot wounds in the upper body and was declared dead.  Two unknown female passengers were rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.  The details about the incident are sketchy, however it is said that a white Toyota Corolla with three occupants was involved in the shooting incident.

Police are appealing to anyone who can assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station. The information may also be shared via Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.


Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana
082 301 7699