Shootout: Wanted KZN ‘taxi hitman’ shot dead by police

A suspected taxi hitman who was on the police’s list of the most wanted suspects was fatally wounded during a shootout with police on Monday, 23 January 2023.

Officers from the Rapid Rail Police Unit and the Provincial Investigations and Tracking Task team conducted an intelligence-driven operation at Seaview and cornered the 35-year-old suspect at a house on Braid Avenue.

Upon noticing the presence of the police, the suspected hitman, who was in the taxi industry in the South Coast area, fired shots at the police and a shootout ensured.

After the shootout the suspect was found to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds. A pistol with a filed off serial number as well as ammunition was found in his possession.

The suspect was being sought for six (6) taxi-related murders in Scottburgh and two in Umbumbulu.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has been informed for further investigations.

SAPS Newsroom

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