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Taxi Driver Shot Dead While Transporting Pupils To School

“A male victim was found in the driver's seat with gunshot wounds. The learners were scattered on the ground. Some were taken to the nearest hospital for trauma, while others were treated at the scene,” he said.

On Wednesday morning, a Limpopo minibus driver was shot dead while some of the pupils he was transporting sought cover by dropping to the bottom of the vehicle and others jumped out of the moving minibus to escape.

According to police spokesperson Brig Hlulani Mashaba, the driver was found dead in his seat with gunshot wounds.

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Six empty cartridges were discovered inside the minibus.

The gunman is being sought by Thohoyandou police. The shooting took place in Mukula village. 

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According to Mashaba, police and emergency personnel noticed a Sprinter minibus parked on the side of the road. 

“A male victim was found in the driver’s seat with gunshot wounds. The learners were scattered on the ground. Some were taken to the nearest hospital for trauma, while others were treated at the scene,” he said.

He stated that pupils claimed they heard gunfire after the minibus picked up a pupil. To avoid the firing, some of them jumped out of the moving minibus.

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“The suspect fled into the bushes and was not identified since it was still dark,” Mashaba said.

Mashaba stated that the male victim died at the scene and was identified by his relatives as Rudzani Rambani, 42.

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He stated that the motivation for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe, the provincial commissioner, has asked station management to use all available resources to apprehend the suspect.

“The police must work around the clock to apprehend all those responsible for the senseless killing. We simply cannot allow our communities to be terrorised by criminals,” said Hadebe. 

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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