Two taxi bosses executed on the side of the road

It’s another day of gun and taxi violence in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). On Monday, 19 December 2022, two taxi drivers were killed in a drive-by shooting in Area 1, Mslasin.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) was contacted by locals who had heard a barrage of gunfire. While some callers were able to establish that two people had been shot, they were unable to determine the severity of their wounds.

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Reaction Officers and RUSA medics were dispatched to the scene immediately and when they arrived, they found two men dead, lying by the side of the road.

The deceased got numerous gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead by medical personnel.

According to witnesses, the victims are taxi owners. It is said that when the occupants of a white Ford Ranger opened fire on them, they were talking with one another at the Mhlasini Taxi Rank.

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An investigation into the double murder is currently underway.

It is past time for the South African government to seriously consider gun regulation. As most victims of murder and killed by gunshots. This demonstrates that firearms are accessible to those with violent tendencies and murderous intentions.

A harsher sentence should be imposed on those found in possession of illegal firearms and there should be a string of mental valuations before people are given gun licenses.

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