A passenger in an e-hailing taxi has been killed in an attempted hijacking in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says the taxi was dropping off a passenger when they were attacked by five assailants. The driver of the taxi escaped unharmed.
Police members on patrol responded to the incident which resulted in a shootout between the police and the suspects. Van Wyk says two suspects were wounded and arrested. He says the other three suspects are still at large.
“The suspects were wounded during the shootout and are under police guard in hospital. The members confiscated two pistols on the scene of which the serial numbers were filed off. Both suspects aged 22 and 32 respectively are expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court once discharged from hospital. They are arrested for murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms,” says Van Wyk.