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e-Hailing taxi driver from Zim shot dead in Khayelitsha

A 27-year-old e-hailing taxi driver was shot and killed in Khayelitsha. The driver was picking up a customer in Site C on Sunday when the incident happened.

A 27-YEAR-OLD e-hailing taxi driver was shot and killed in Khayelitsha. The driver was picking up a customer in Site C on Sunday when the incident happened.
A 27-YEAR-OLD e-hailing taxi driver was shot and killed in Khayelitsha. The driver was picking up a customer in Site C on Sunday when the incident happened.

The owner of the vehicle, who wanted to remain anonymous, says the deceased was a Zimbabwean national and had no family in South Africa.

“He was a hard worker and was supporting his family back home from the earnings,” the woman explained.

She says attacks on e-hailing drivers are increasing.

“Our drivers are attacked in places like Khayelitsha, Nyanga, KTC and Philippi. People request rides only to rob them.

“It is heartbreaking for a man this young to die like this.”

Other drivers have since warned each other to stay away from “red zones” and stop accepting requests from these areas.

SCENE: Khayelitsha
SCENE: Khayelitsha

But the taxi owner says this would be difficult: “Accounts are suspended if you do not accept a request even if it is from a dangerous area. If your account is suspended, you cannot work.”

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana says a case of murder was opened and no arrests have been made.

She says upon arrival at the scene, officers “found the deceased inside a Nissan Almera with a gunshot wound to his body.”

“The victim died of his injuries.” Daily Voice

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