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gunTimesLive writes that Western Cape police officers are in hot water again for allegedly shooting at another group of workers travelling in a taxi.  

On Tuesday, 11 staff from Ciba Packaging were on their way to work on the N1 when police allegedly shot at them.  No one was hurt.  Earlier last month officers opened fire on a taxi carrying Nando's staff, killing one and wounding another.  Also in March, McDonald's staff in a taxi were shot at.  Two were killed and five wounded.  In all three cases the taxis were mistaken for vehicles involved in crimes.  The latest incident will be investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).  Asked if the three incidents could be linked, or if criminals were cloning number plates of taxis to use on their vehicles, a police spokesman responded that "all possibilities are being investigated".

  • Read this report by Nashira Davids and Aron Hyman in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Third police shooting at taxi carrying workers in two months, at Cape Argus
  • And also, No cops suspended for shootings at taxis transporting workers, at Cape Argus

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