Taxi Driver Kills Police Reservist and Her Alleged Boyfriend Before Ending His Own Life

Taxi Driver Kills Police Reservist and Her Alleged Boyfriend Before Ending His Own Life

  • A tragic scene played out in Diepkloof on Wednesday when a taxi driver gunned down two people and later ended his own life
  • The violent episode seems to have resulted from a love triangle involving the taxi driver and a police reservist
  • The South African Police Service has launched an investigation into the incident and many details remain to be confirmed

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Johannesburg - A taxi driver committed suicide after shooting a police reservist, Thembani Mbali Jele, and her alleged boyfriend, believed to be Avumile Mjaqu - a forex trader, in what appears to have been a love triangle.

The couple were gunned down in the alleged boyfriend's yellow Ford Mustang. The taxi driver then turned his weapon on himself.

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A tragic double homicide followed by suicide took place in Johannesburg yesterday. Photo credit: Makone Gra Montjane
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According to a report by News24, the taxi driver fled the scene and committed suicide in his home in Orlando East.

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Police spokesperson Colonel Athlande Mathe refused to comment on the relationship between the individuals involved.

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The grizzly scene took place in Diepkloof, Soweto on Wednesday 15 September in the afternoon according to IOL. The Ford collided with a minibus after the driver lost control.

Sources have suggested that the taxi driver from Orlando East was the deceased former lover.

The South African Police Service has launched an investigation into the incident.

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A man, who is thought to be her boyfriend, set the young mother's car on fire and injured her and another woman who was a friend of the young mother, as well as himself in Benoni, Gauteng.

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Briefly News previously reported that police have confirmed that a woman in Benoni, Gauteng was taken to hospital after she was set ablaze by someone believed to be her boyfriend.

The incident took place outside a pre-school where she had just dropped off her four-year-old child on Monday. The woman is said to have been with another person in the car when the man attacked them.

According to News24, there is footage of the incident which shows the man approaching the woman's vehicle and smashing the driver's window. The alleged disturbed man returns to his car and grabs an unknown object. The individual is then seen with the object in his hand, motioning towards the car.

Source: Briefly News

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