Two taxi operators shot dead

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police Limpopo seek information that can lead to the arrest of suspects allegedly involved in the killing of two taxi operators whose bullet-riddled bodies were found inside an idling sedan at the Pankop-Pienaarsrivier T-junction on Saturday afternoon.

It is believed the two victims attended a funeral at Phake village and as they were driving back and approaching the said T-junction, their vehicle was shot at many times by unknown suspects.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said it is not clear at this stage how many suspects were involved and whether or not they were on foot or driving a motor vehicle.

“The deceased were reportedly the Chairman and Secretary of Simunye Taxi Association and were identified as Charles Sibanda (age not yet determined) and Julius Morifi aged 50.”

Mojalefa further said the motive for the incident is not known at this stage but taxi violence cannot be ruled out

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has urged community members to assist the investigators in providing valuable information that can lead to the arrest of the assailants.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Lieutenant Colonel Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501, the Crime Stop number 0860010111.

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