Western Cape Transport Minister Daylin Mitchell has condemned the fatal shooting of two taxi drivers in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, outside Cape Town.
Police say the two men, aged 36 and 50 were shot and killed, while a 35-year-old man was wounded on Wednesday night. No arrests have yet been made.
Mitchell says his department will not tolerate any criminality. “The registrar’s office has called the two local associations Belta and Bluata to a meeting to assess the situation and any possible underlying tensions. I must emphasise that the Western Cape government will not compromise on the rule of law and my department is working closely with SAPS as they continue with their investigations into murder and other taxi-related crimes in Cape Town and other parts of the province.”
Meanwhile, police are investigating two cases of murder and one of attempted murder.
Police spokesperson Wesley Twigg says, “Kraaifontein police attended the crime scene where they found the victims with gunshot wounds to their bodies. The two victims 35 and 50 were declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel.”
“The 35-year-old victim was taken to a medical facility for treatment. Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation. The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. Anyone with any information about this fatal shooting incident can contact Crimestop on 0860010111,” adds Twigg.