Byline: Andani Matumba

22 March 2022

A manhunt has been launched by police in Delmas for suspects who have shot and killed a 39-year-old Mozambican taxi driver, the suspects also robbed passengers who had boarded the driver’s taxi.

The incident occurred yesterday, 21 March 2022 on the N12 Freeway in Delmas. 

It is alleged that the driver was ferrying passengers from Johannesburg to Mozambique when the taxi they were traveling in started having mechanical problems.

The driver then decided to drive back to the Petroport gas station on the N12 for assistance but the taxi lost power and switched off along the way, all of a sudden three armed suspects appeared and pointed them with firearms and demanded money.  

The driver then told the suspects they do not have money and one of them apparently shot and killed him, they proceeded to rob the passengers of their cellphones and cash and fled thereafter. 

The police in Delmas quickly attended to the matter after it was reported and cases of murder and robbery with a firearm were opened.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt for the suspects. 

Police urge anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of suspects, to contact Warrant Officer Makhosini Nkosi on 0827721985 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111.

Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP.

All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.