Taxi association chair shot dead in Western Cape

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This is the second high-profile murder in the George taxi fraternity since the GO GEORGE negotiations started in 2007.

The chairperson of Uncedo, the local taxi association in George, Western Cape was shot and killed.

Wesley Sikhumbuzo Mini, believed to be in his 50s, was shot in front of his home in Zone 7 last night after he got home from a taxi meeting at the Thembalethu taxi rank.

He was shot several times, George Herald reported.

The incident took place just after 10pm.

This is the second high-profile murder in the George taxi fraternity since the GO GEORGE negotiations started in 2007.

The chief negotiator of the taxi industry at the GIPTN negotiation table, Tom Queba, was shot inside his taxi on the N2 Highway in May 2014.

The latest murder follows just a week after mayor Melvin Naik announced that GO GEORGE buses would be rolled out in Thembalethu on December 11.

More to come.

– Caxton News Service



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