Fourth taxi owner dead after Brakpan shooting

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Four taxi owners are now confirmed dead following a shooting in the Brakpan CBD East of Johannesburg.  They were shot allegedly by the occupants of a private security vehicle. Police say the taxi owners had just finished meeting in Tsakane and were on their way to a taxi association office when they came under fire. Police spokesperson Pearl van Staad says seven other people were wounded.

“It’s taxi related violence which started from a meeting in Tsakane and I don’t know what happened there and they started to proceed to Brakpan where the association office is…When the taxi drivers arrived in Brakpan the shooting ensued from a private security company,” says Van Staad.