Eleven taxi drivers have been shot dead by gunman in a minibus as they left a colleagues funeral. The victims, all part of the local taxi drivers’ association in South Africa and had just left a funeral paying tribute to a colleague who was an earlier victim in the growing violence engulfing the country. Four others were critically injured as 17 in total travelled onboard the ambushed minibus. Police in the areas are investigating the motives which brought on this latest attack which took place in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Anger and violence between groups of taxi drivers has recently escalated as drivers compete for the most profitable routes. Minibus taxis remain a popular choice of travel in the country.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and his management team are overseeing the investigation into these murders. We will await for the investigation to advance before speculating on a motive” said General Khehla Sitole.