Eight arrested after four taxi drivers shot dead in Brakpan CBD

BRAKPAN- Police have arrested eight security guards and seized 10 firearms following a shootout which resulted in the death of four taxi drivers in the Brakpan CBD on Wednesday morning.

Eight other people were injured during the shootout.

Police did confirm this was a taxi violence issue, which started in neighbouring Tsakane on Tuesday.

The police added, that security guards were hired by the association.

Cases of murder and attempted murder have been opened and that the seized firearms would be subjected to ballistic testing.

Mavela Masondo from the police said, “As they were approaching the offices of the taxi association when they were allegedly shot at by security officers that are hired by or contracted to the taxi association. Three of the victims died on scene.”

Photo Credit-  East Rand Traffic ‏

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