Alert security guard saves the day after gunmen shoot and injure Gauteng taxi boss


Taxi bosses have been gunned down in Gauteng.

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  • A taxi driver was shot and wounded in Centurion.
  • Four men, armed with assault rifles, attacked the man.
  • A nearby security guard fired at the attackers.

Gauteng Police have launched a manhunt for the gunmen who shot and injured a taxi owner in Centurion.

The taxi owner was in the company of two friends when he was assaulted.

He is a member of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco).

The victim and his friend were in a red Ferrari on Wednesday evening when another person pulled into the parking lot of the Centurion Golf Estate, where the pair had parked.

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It is alleged that as the taxi driver got out of the Ferrari, a white vehicle carrying four men, armed with assault rifles, approached and opened fire.

A security guard, who was patrolling the area, retaliated by shooting at the gunmen.

The injured taxi driver was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police spokesman Colonel Noxolo Kweza confirmed the incident.

“Gauteng Police are searching for suspects after a taxi owner was shot and injured outside the Centurion Golf Estate on Wednesday evening. Armed suspects traveling in a white vehicle reportedly drove into the parking lot of the estate and started to shoot directly at the 56-year-old former taxi owner,” Kweza said.

The police recovered several cartridges on the spot. Kweza said they were investigating an attempted murder case.

Santaco has yet to comment on the matter.

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