Monday, May 21, 2007

Three youths' driving a taxi hijacked, shot and left for dead

By Tando Mfengwana
21 May 2007

Another taxi related murder at the Cape Flats. Two men were dumped near the Gugulethu cemetery on Sunday evening after an alleged hijacking.

A man in his 20’s was found with a single bullet wound to the head.

One of the men managed to escape and stumbled to a nearby house and he had a bullet wound which pierced his left jaw on to the neck.

He was taken to the Groote Schuur Hospital for treatment.

Residents near the area say they heard a knock at their back door at about 10:10 pm, when a man also in his early 20’s entered and asked for help.

He allegedly told them that they picked three people who they thought were taxi-passengers.

But their passengers turned out to be hijackers who shot them and left them for dead near the cemetery.

The survivor says they were driving a white taxi with black tinted windows, when they picked up two men and a woman in Harare, Khayelitsha.

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene about 45 minutes later.

The survivor alleges that there was a third person along with them that was never accounted for.

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