South Africa News

Taxi boss dies following shooting outside his home

A KwaZulu-Natal taxi boss was gunned down in cold blood in Caneside, north of Durban on Wednesday. Private security companies were alerted to a shooting just after 2 p.m.

According to private security company, KZN VIP, when officers arrived at the scene, they found that the man had been rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. It is alleged that the man had been standing outside his home when a white Toyota Avanza drove up towards the property.

A spokesperson for KZN VIP said eyewitnesses saw a man alight from the vehicle, walk up to the taxi boss, and fire several shots before getting back into the vehicle which then sped off.

Several similar shootings have taken place, claiming the lives of others in the taxi industry. May – a taxi boss was killed in Verulam. At the time, Reaction Unit SA’s Prem Balram said the man’s bullet-riddled body was found on the ground, next to his Isuzu bakkie. He was on his way to Trenance Park when his bakkie came under fire.

April – a taxi boss was killed in Ottawa. At the time, Balram said he sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body. His 9mm pistol was recovered in his holster attached to his pants. Several spent high-caliber cartridges were recovered at the scene.

March – there was an attempted hit on a taxi boss in Tongaat. February – a 39-year-old taxi owner was shot dead in his Verulam home. The Daily News reported that a white VW Polo sedan stopped on the main road outside the property.

Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson, Prem Balram, said about six spent 9mm cartridges were recovered at the scene. A few days later, a 10-year-old learner was injured in an assassination of another taxi owner, outside a Verulam primary school.

In other news – Vusi Nova reveals diagnosis after being discharged from the hospital

Vusi Nova opens up about his health after being discharged from the hospital. The singer who marked his 39th birthday a few days ago had to visit the hospital after his heart started working differently.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a photo of himself at the hospital and captioned with, “Proof Of life” I sometimes forget that I’m not getting any younger. I feel 21!😅 got back from the hospital this morning & I’m feeling healthier & energized more than ever. Back to the grind tonight. Let’s go!! Read More

Back to top button