Cape Town – A witness of the murder of a taxi passenger has described it as “the most horrible incident I have ever witnessed in my life”.
Three unknown suspects on Wednesday pretended to be passengers in a taxi when they shot and killed another passenger and robbed him of a gun in Khayelitsha.
The witness, whose name is being withheld for her safety, said she was on her way to a nearby shop.
The taxi is believed to have been transporting passengers from Site C to Cape Town.
“Just after I crossed a main road, a taxi stopped and within a second I heard a gunshot coming from the taxi. I fell down because I was shocked and terrified. People were screaming and I was confused as to what was happening exactly.
’’Three men came out with guns, they were calm and collected. Just after they left the taxi, a lady in the taxi screamed and other people started coming out of the taxi.
“The victim fell on a passenger next to him. The passenger’s clothes were full of blood, she was in disbelief. This is the most horrible incident I have ever witnessed in my life.
“What puzzled me is that they just shot him, out of all passengers in the taxi.
Codeta spokesperson Andile Soyama condemned the shooting and has called on the swift arrest of perpetrators.
“I have never heard of a passenger shooting another passenger inside a taxi. This goes to show that no one is safe anywhere. As the association, we are working closely with the police to arrest the suspects.
Anyone with information can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.