Mpumalanga taxi killings

Mpumalanga taxi association chairperson is gunned down. Photo: Getty Images

Woman brutally killed after multiple shots fired into her car in Midrand

Gauteng police are investigating a case of murder after an unknown woman was found fatally shot multiple times inside her car in Midrand.

Mpumalanga taxi killings

Mpumalanga taxi association chairperson is gunned down. Photo: Getty Images

Gauteng police are investigating an execution-style killing after discovering the body of an unknown woman inside her car in Midrand on 15 June.

According to law enforcement, police found a bullet-riddled blue Hyundai i20 on the side of the road on arrival at the scene. The woman had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

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Woman riddled with bullet holes

Police spokesperson Dimakatso Sello said the incident allegedly happened near Olifantsfontein and Allandale roads. Sello confirmed that police are following leads in the case while the reason for the shooting is still unclear.

“An African woman, 38, was found dead in her car. She sat behind the steering wheel with gunshot wounds to her upper body. Emergency responders certified the woman dead on the scene. The motive for the shooting is unknown, and police are investigating a murder case.”

Gauteng police spokesperson Dimakatso Sello

In the meantime, police are urging anyone with information to contact the nearest police station. Alternatively, they can call the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111.

‘Killer’ of pregnant Kimberley woman denied bail

Meanwhile, the alleged killer of a pregnant Northern Cape woman will stay put behind bars. At least until his next appearance in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrate Salome Maimane-Booi left no room for interpretation when passing her verdict on Monday, 13 June. She made her ruling against Anthony Wilkinson, who allegedly stabbed his pregnant girlfriend to death in her home last month.

However, after initially being on the lam for the murder of the mother of two, Danielle Van Der Linde, 28, Wilkinson handed himself over to the police on 16 May.

Police arrest man for murder

Elsewhere, a senseless stabbing incident in the Emalahleni suburb of Ackerville last Sunday is concerning for Mpumalanga police.

Two men had a heated argument which escalated into a fight before one of them pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed the other in the upper body.

The suspect reportedly fled soon afterwards. Vosman police were called to the scene and the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

However, he succumbed to his injuries not long after arriving at the facility. Authorities identified the deceased as Dumisani Mahlangu, 29. Police opened and are investigating a murder docket.

Gauteng police release latest quarterly crimes stats.

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