Manhunt launched for suspects who shot and killed a taxi driver and robbed passengers
Nelspruit: Police in Delmas have launched a manhunt for suspects who shot and killed a 39-year-old taxi driver and robbed passengers. The incident occurred yesterday, 21 March 2022 on the N12 Freeway in Delmas.
According to the information, the driver was ferrying passengers from Johannesburg to Mozambique when the taxi they were traveling in started having mechanical problems. The driver then decided to drive back to the Petroport gas station on the N12 for assistance but the taxi lost power and switched off along the way. Suddenly three armed suspects appeared pointed them with firearms and demanded money.
The driver then told the suspects they do not have money and one of them apparently shot and killed him, they proceeded to rob the passengers of their cellphones and cash and fled thereafter.
The incident was reported to police in Delmas who swiftly attended to the matter and opened cases of murder and robbery with a firearm. Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt for the suspects.
Police urge anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of suspects, to contact Warrant Officer Makhosini Nkosi on 082 772 1985 or call Crime Stop r at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MySAPS app. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
071 353 6955