Taxi owner shot

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 45-year-old taxi owner was allegedly shot and injured in Rustenburg, Northwest Province. This is after two groups belonging to two different taxi associations operating in Rustenburg and using the same route and platform at the Rustenburg Taxi Rank, allegedly clashed on Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

Captain Sam Tselanyane said the incident occurred at the offices belonging to one of the two associations. “During the clash, a taxi owner was shot once in the back. As a result, he was transported to a local hospital where he is admitted.”

Tselanyane added that following the incident, Lawrence Mazibuko (50) and Veronica Nodongwe (58) were arrested at the scene.

“They were charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit an offence respectively. Both the accused appeared before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 25 March 2021 and were released on  R1000.00 bail each” said Tselanyane.

North West Police Commissioner  Sello Kwena has condemned this incident. The two suspects are due to appear before the same court on Monday, 8 March 2021.

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