SOUTH AFRICA – According to reports, Mfundo Gcaba, the nephew of President Jacob Zuma, is among the 23 men accused of being involved in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at a minibus taxi rank.
Three people were shot dead and three were injured when the men opened fire at the Port Shepstone taxi line on Wednesday.
Gcaba and 10 of his co-accused appeared at the Durban magistrate’s court on Friday.
They face several charges, including three counts of murder and one of attempted murder.
Advocate representing the accused, Jimmy Howse, claims that Gcaba was not carrying a firearm when shooting broke out.
The killings come in the wake of an ongoing feud over taxi routes between Zamokuhle and the Durban-based Sonke Long Distance Association.
Mfundo Gcaba is linked to Sonke.
“The department of transport currently has a court interdict against Sonke to prevent it from encroaching on the route of Zamokuhle and other associations. Sowetan