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Chairperson of a taxi association gunned down in Siyabuswa

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: The Police in Mpumalanga are concerned of an incident in which a taxi operator was fatally shot at Siyabuswa B yesterday Saturday, 02 July 2022 around 15:00. The unfortunate incident has been condemned in the strongest terms it deserves.

The victim was identified by his family as Mr Rooi Isaac Mahlangu (Rodger Ntuli), aged 58 who was the Chairperson of a Taxi Association in Kwamhlanga. He sadly became another victim of taxi killings in the Nkangala District this time around.

According to the information, on that fateful day about three armed men emerged from nowhere and randomly shot at the victim before they fled the scene on foot. The emergency personnel were informed about the incident the arrival where they took the victim to a nearby hospital but unfortunately the man succumbed to the injuries.

Police at Siyabuswa opened a murder case and during their preliminary investigation, they discovered cartridges at the scene where the shooting took place. The public is urged to assist with information on the whereabouts of the suspects by calling Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPS app. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has in the meantime called on members of the public to come forth with information that may assist the investigators to put the perpetrators behind bars. "A situation like this cannot be allowed to continue unabated. The suspects should be hunted down and swiftly brought to book" said the General.


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Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
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