ANOTHER taxi boss has been slaughtered in cold blood.
The taximan, who is of the leaders of the Vaal Wits Taxi Association, was chased down by a white Mercedes-Benz in the early hours of Wednesday, 24 November.
According to a witness, the man lost control of the taxi when he was hit by multiple bullets and crashed into a rock. The Mercedes-Benz stopped and the shooters got out of the car and completed the merciless assassination.
Speaking to Daily Sun, the witness said he was sitting at a shack when the incident happened. “We normally park near the road with a street vendor from our hood.
“When the car was chasing down the killed man, the shooting started right in front of our eyes,” he said.
“I think the man was shot because his taxi lost control and drove into a rock on the side of the road. Then the shooters exited their car and shot the man at close range,” he said.
Another witness said when the assailants stormed out of their car, leaving the door opened with high calibre guns in their hands, a blue detective’s car was approaching the scene.
“The cops stopped and when they saw the man with guns, they then drove off and went for cover.
“Just after the shooting they came back to the scene. They didn’t follow the suspects’ car,” he said.
When the SunTeam was at the scene, the family of the killed taximan arrived. They couldn’t speak to the media and asked not to be interviewed. Bystanders stood in the sun as the man was removed by a forensic pathologist van after several hours of investigations.
Meanwhile, another incident happened in Eikenhof causing massive traffic problems on the Old Joburg Road when a taxi driver was shot and killed. Gauteng police spokeswoman Colonel Dimakatso Sello said police in Evaton are investigating a case of murder after a man (52) was shot dead at Eastern Bypass Road in Sebokeng.
“It is alleged that the victim was accosted by five men who shot him several times before fleeing the scene. The victim was declared dead on the scene.”
Sello said in another incident a 33-year-old man was shot dead by unknown suspects in Mondeor.
“The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown at this stage as investigation continue,” she said.
Anyone who may have information that can assist the police to solve these cases is requested to report on the CrimeStop on 08600 10111 or anonymously report on MySAPS App which can be downloaded on any smartphone.