KwaZulu-Natal KZN waterloo taxi owner

Photos via: Facebook / RUSA

KwaZulu-Natal taxi-owner gunned down while parking car in Waterloo

A 49-year-old taxi-owner was shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday evening. Eyewitnesses reportedly saw a lone gunman flee the scene.

KwaZulu-Natal KZN waterloo taxi owner

Photos via: Facebook / RUSA

A 49-year-old man was killed in Waterloo, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 11 May. The man, who was reportedly a taxi-owner, was shot while parking his vehicle in Nkhululeku Road, according to the private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA).


A resident from Nkhululeku Road, KwaZulu-Natal called RUSA and said that a man had been shot in his vehicle at approximately 18:24 on Tuesday.

The security company dispatched reaction officers and medics to the scene. Upon arrival, RUSA employees found the 49-year-old driver unresponsive behind the wheel of a silver Toyota Corolla.

“Upon examination he showed no signs of life and was declared deceased,” said RUSA. The deceased was reportedly shot thrice in his right arm and once in his chest.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the taxi-owner parking his car at home when an unidentified gunman approached him and let off at least six shots before fleeing the scene on foot.

RUSA said six 9mm bullet casings were recovered at the scene. “The motive for the shooting is believed to be related to taxi violence, however, this has not been confirmed,” added the security company.

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In an unrelated incident in south Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday afternoon, a man was killed and more people were allegedly injured in a drive-by shooting on the M4 near the Himalayas off-ramp. The deceased reportedly lost control of his vehicle after the shooting and collided with traffic.

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedics responded to the incident shortly after 13:00 but unfortunately, the deceased had already succumbed to his injuries by then.

“On arrival, paramedics were met with an unfortunate scene where it is believed that the man in his thirties had been shot while driving on the M4 northbound by unknown occupants of another vehicle,” said ALS spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

Jamieson added that the deceased lost control of the vehicle drifted through the centre median and hit a truck and another light motor vehicle. Three other people were injured in the accident. “Unfortunately, by the time ALS paramedics arrived at the scene the patient who had sustained gunshot wounds had succumbed to his injuries,” he said.

SAPS is investigating the incident.