Bernad Kgabo Phihlela, a 50-year-old cab driver, was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon at the Polokwane CBD.
Two suspects are being sought by police after they shot and killed a taxi driver in Polokwane.
According to the police, Phihlela was shot numerous times by two unidentified suspects who had just arrived at the city center taxi rank. They quickly left the area after that.
The killing’s cause is still a mystery.
Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the taxi owner was at the taxi rank when he was accosted by unknown suspects. Police spokesperson Malesela Ledwaba said that Phihlela sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared dead on the scene.
“A case of murder was opened and it is being investigated by the provincial Taxi Violence Investigation Unit. They specialise in taxi-related crimes.”
Alexandra, Randburg, Midrand, and Sandton Taxi Association (Armsta) spokesperson, Motlanalo Tsebe confirmed that the taxi ownerwas a member of the organisation.
“This morning we received news that one of our members was shot after leaving his home at 11th Avenue, Alexandra. As the executive, we are deeply saddened by the incident and wish that the suspects can be arrested.”