Police have launched a manhunt after a taxi driver was shot and killed in the Pretoria CBD.

Eyewitnesses say the man and other taxi drivers were trying to stop a drug peddler from selling drugs to a group of ”Nyaope” addicts when he was shot by an unknown man.

The incident sparked confrontation between taxi operators and foreign nationals operating various businesses in the vicinity of Blood Street Taxi Rank.


Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says, “As the police, we are investigating a case of murder after a 45-year old man was shot and killed. It is reported the taxi drivers who operate within the Blood Taxi Rank were chasing the alleged drug addicts that usually hang around in the area.”

“During the chase, someone fired a shot that struck one of the taxi drivers who died on the scene. We are appealing to anyone with information that can help in this investigation to please come forward,” adds Masondo.