Monday, June 25, 2007

Taxi drivers killed in two separate shootings

By Chanel September
25 June 2007

Two taxi drivers were fatally wounded this past weekend after two separate shooting incidents in Wallacedene, Kraafontien.

On Friday evening 27-year-old Mandisi Jezile sustained two gunshot wounds to the head after a white minibus taxi stopped in front of a house in Matshowa Street.

“Two unknown males allegedly approached the driver on foot and fired several shots. He died on the scene”, says police spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn.

The suspects fled the scene on foot and are still at large.

Meanwhile on Saturday evening 29-year-old Armstrong Mayekiso was shot dead in a separate shooting incident. Mayekiso sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and chest and died on the scene.

“A white & blue minibus taxi was parked in front of a house in Boesak Street,” Steyn says. It is alleged that an unknown male approached the vehicle on foot and fired several shots at the driver. The suspect fled the scene on foot and is still at large.

Police are investigating the possibility that the incidents might be related, but the motives for both incidents remain unknown.
Anyone with information can contact Inspector Werner Bothma at the Organized Crime unit in Bellville South on (021) 950 1400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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