Two hitmen apprehended in connection with murder of KZN taxi boss


Two KZN men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a taxi boss.

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

The men of age 25 and 40 were declared wanting following an alleged hit on Eric Mdabe, who is 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 the provincial taxi task team unit on Tuesday. They were able to arrest the two men at a shopping centre in Umlazi and an informal settlement respectively.

The suspects are also 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 two victims were seated in their vehicle when they were attacked by unknown people who opened fire, fatally wounding them.”

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

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

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