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October 4, 2018

Shocking: 11 South African taxi drivers have been ambushed and shot dead

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11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal have been shot dead in am ambush attack.
The Gauteng taxi association drivers were in a minibus driving along the R74 when a number of gunmen ambushed them and shot them dead on at the scene.

According to CNN, the National commissioner of police Khehla Sitole said: “Preliminary reports indicate that the 11 were among 17 people coming from a funeral… Four victims were critically injured and taken to hospital while two survived unscathed”.

“We will await for the investigation to advance before speculating on a motive,”Mr Sitole said.

A major police investigation and manhunt has gotten underway.

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