CAPE TOWN – The Taxi Task Team attached to Provincial Detectives is probing a shooting incident that occurred on Monday evening at the Nyanga terminus where four people were killed and three others injured by yet-to-be identified assailants.
Reports from the scene reveal that seven individuals were sitting in a taxi in Sihlanu Avenue near the Nyanga Terminus when the gunmen approached and fired numerous shots at approximately 21:30. Four men between the ages of 30 and 36 died on the scene. Three others were taken to a medical facility after sustaining serious injury. A fifth victim died in hospital. Two other victims who sustained injury remain in hospital.
The team of investigators is hard at work pursuing specific leads. The motive for the incident is believed to be taxi-conflict related.
The investigators have opened murder and attempted murder cases.
In response to the Nyanga shooting incident and another that occurred at the Cape Town station deck taxi hub where several individuals were injured on Monday afternoon, police have bolstered deployments at potential hotspots.