Two hitmen apprehended in connection with murder of KZN taxi boss

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Two KZN men are arrested in reference to the murder of a taxi boss.

Two hitmen who were allegedly in reference to the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal taxi boss have now been apprehended.

The men aged 25 and 40 were declared wanting following an alleged hit on Eric Mdabe, who is that the head of the Inteke Taxi Association in Mariannhill. Mdabe was gunned down back in April.

Their arrest was possible after a mutual effort of Umlazi K9 unit and therefore the provincial taxi task team unit on Tuesday. They were ready to arrest the 2 men at a plaza in Umlazi and an off-the-cuff settlement respectively.

“The suspects also are linked to the murder of Mandla Gcwensa and Sthembiso Mnyandu, who were murdered on January 17 2020 at Engonyameni Reserve along Mangosuthu Highway,” said police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala.

“It is alleged that the 2 victims were seated in their vehicle once they were attacked by unknown people that opened fire, fatally wounding them.”

“They sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the body and head. Charges of murder were opened at the Bhekithemba police headquarters for investigation,” said Gwala.

However, one among the caught suspects was in connection to a business robbery in Isipingo, he said.

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