Police are investigating the murder of a British tourist who was killed in Nyanga during the taxi strike.
The 40-year-old British doctor is thought to have been in Cape Town with two other family members last week when they took a wrong turn from Cape Town International Airport and were caught up in the protest.
Nyanga police have started a murder docket for additional investigation, according to police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi.
“The deceased was seated in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head.
“Two passengers in shock and an infant were already transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
“Circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation, conducted by provincial detectives,” said Swartbooi.
Tourism Minister, Patricia de Lille, has conveyed her condolences to the family and friends of the slain tourist.
“It is with great shock and sadness that we have learnt about the British visitor who was unfortunately killed during a taxi protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, Western Cape.
“I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the tourist who was killed in this incident. I plead with law enforcement agencies to find the perpetrators of this violent crime as soon as possible,” said De Lille.
Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stop anonymously at 08600 10111 or through the MySAPS app.