Limpopo Shootout at Taxi Rank Leaves 4 Dead, 7 Injured

Limpopo Shootout at Taxi Rank Leaves 4 Dead, 7 Injured

  • A shootout at a taxi rank in Limpopo resulted in four people dying and seven others sustaining injuries
  • The incident happened in Polokwane when armed men sprayed bullets in the direction of taxis
  • South Africans were saddened by the violent deaths that were the result of what they believed were taxi killings

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

A shootout in Limpopo resulted in two deaths and four injuries
South Africans are worried about the level of taxi violence in the country. Images: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images and izusek
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LIMPOPO – South Africans reeled in shock after a shooting incident in Limpopo left four people dead and seven others injured. The incident happened on Wednesday, and netizens were concerned about the rising violent incidents in the country.

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Shootout kills 4, injures 7

According to TimesLIVE, the incident occurred near a taxi rank in Moletlane. The suspects were driving a black Mercedes Benz and a white BMW. They allegedly fired in the direction of the taxis at the taxi rank, and they fled. In the process, they damaged five taxis and a bakkie and killed two taxi drivers, a passenger and another motorist.

The Limpopo police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, condemned the incident and called anyone with information to contact their nearest police station.

South Africans worried about violence in South Africa

Netizens on Facebook were concerned that violent shootings were increasing.

Alpheus Tshabalala said:

“This country is a movie.”

Themnkosi H Mkhize Themnkosi said:

“This means the war between taxi owners will never end.”

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Moses Kopa asked:

“Where is South Africa heading? The people of this country are not psychologically well. We need the help of psychology to assist with recovery.”

2 people die in MTN taxi rank shooting

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the South African Police Service launched a manhunt for 10 suspects who were involved in a shooting.

The incident took place in February at the MTN taxi rank in the Johannesburg CBD, which claimed two lives. South Africans blamed the police for not efficiently fighting crime in the CBD.

Source: Briefly News

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