11 taxi drivers killed in South Africa ambush after attending funeral
A minibus with bullet holes on its side is seen on the road between Weenen and Colenso, in KwaZulu Natal province, South Africa, early Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Claudine Senegal/Ladysmith Herald via AP)
At least 11 taxi drivers were killed and four others critically injured after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying the group from a funeral on Saturday, officials said.
The South African Police Service the group was attacked in between the towns of Colenso and Weenen in the eastern part of the country.
Police Brig. Jay Naicker told the Associated Press the victims attended a colleague’s funeral and were returning home when the ambush occurred.
#sapsKZN Last night a taxi from GP, transporting taxi ass members who attended a funeral at Ematimotolo, came under fire on R74 between Colenso & Weenen. Unknown suspects jumped into the road from the bushes and opened fire at the Taxi. Several fatalities. #SAPS investigating ME pic.twitter.com/f1DnuYDC3N