Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police say.
The men from Gauteng province have been traveling to Johannesburg on Saturday night time while their minibus was once fired on.
The victims, and four others significantly injured, have been returning from a colleague’s funeral in the coastal region of Kwa-Zulu Natal, police mentioned.
The motive is doubtful even if competition between teams operating minibus taxi routes in South Africa has led to violence in the past.
Minibus taxis are the most common form of transportation among South Africa’s inhabitants of 55 million.
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Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker mentioned the car was once attacked between the cities of Colenso and Weenen, in the coastal province.
“The car was once ambushed. there have been ELEVEN fatalities and four have been significantly injured and are in medical institution,” he instructed reporters.
“There has been so much of taxi violence in the area however we are still investigating who the perpetrators were.”
The centered assault comes days after fatal shootings in the capital Johannesburg, South African media reported.
In one week, a taxi owner reportedly with “no enemies” used to be shot useless in his car, and others have been killed whilst traveling beneath a police escort.
Ten other people have been additionally killed in violence associated with rivalries among minibus drivers in Cape The City over one weekend in May.