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gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that two suspects appeared in the Wynberg court on Monday after taxi-related violence broke out in Cape Town over the weekend, leaving 10 people dead and several more injured.  

Two men were arrested in Gugulethu on Sunday on suspicion of being involved with the brutal murders and injuries of taxi drivers and commuters.  They were found to be in possession of unlicensed firearms and are facing charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms.  A detective-led task team has been set up to probe the incident.  The victims of the incident, as reported by the SAPS, included a man in his 40s, who was shot and fatally injured on Friday, a 35-year-old man and a commuter shot and wounded at a street corner as well as five men who were shot and fatally wounded, and three taxi drivers shot and severely wounded.

  • Read this report by Chisom Jenniffer Okoye in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, MEC threatens to shut down Cape Town taxi ranks hit by violence, asks Nzimande to help stop war, at News24
  • And also, Taxi association says 'criminal elements’ behind taxi killings, at The Star


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