Authorities have launched a manhunt for an armed gang that killed three people, including a taxi driver, over the weekend in Limpopo.
According to authorities, three men were at a local food store in Mohodi on Saturday night when unknown suspects approached in a white Audi.
They opened fire on the three males before fleeing the area, according to police spokesperson Col Malesela Ledwaba.
“The victims are a taxi owner aged 54 and two other men aged 33 and 37. They were all declared dead at the scene by medical personnel,” he said.
He stated that their identities would be revealed in due course.
Although the motive for the killings is unknown, taxi violence cannot be ruled out.
“Police have opened three cases of murder and these are being investigated by the provincial taxi violence investigation unit,” Ledwaba said.
Limpopo provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe condemned the attack and tasked a team to trace the suspects.