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gunTimesLIve reports that police have launched a manhunt for a group of men who shot and killed a meter-taxi driver in Pine Avenue‚ Ferndale on Monday.  

Police spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo said an unconfirmed number of males in a red car travelling in the opposite direction shot at the deceased’s Toyota Corolla several times before speeding off.  “The taxi driver was shot at close range.  He had several bullet wounds and was declared dead on the spot.  The motive for the shooting is not yet known‚” said Masondo.  Sources close to the industry said the attack was not related to the taxi business.  But, the killing comes in the wake of increasing tension between meter-taxi operators and Uber drivers in Johannesburg‚ over issues relating to prices and routes.  

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