Johannesburg, Gunmen in South Africa have
killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police said.
The men from Gauteng province were travelling to
Johannesburg when their minibus was fired on.
The victims, and four others critically injured, were returning
from a colleague’s funeral in the coastal region of Kwa-Zulu Natal,
The motive is unclear although rivalry between groups running
minibus taxi routes in South Africa has led to violence in the past.
Minibus taxis are the most popular form of transportation among
South Africa’s population of 55 million.
Police officer said the vehicle was attacked between the towns
of Colenso and Weenen, in the coastal province.
The targeted attack comes days after deadly shootings in the
capital Johannesburg, South African media reported.
In one week, a taxi owner reportedly with “no enemies” was shot
dead in his vehicle, and two others were killed while travelling under a
Ten people were also killed in violence related to rivalries among
minibus drivers in Cape Town over one weekend in May, the BBC
Source: Oman News Agency