DURBAN – On 23 April 2020 at 10:00, Dan Mdabe (41) was shot and killed while at Intake Road in Mariannhill.
The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle after the incident. Mdabe sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene. A case of murder was registered at Mariannhill SAPS for further investigation. Mdabe was the chairperson of a taxi association.
On 30 July 2020, the Provincial Taxi Task Team conducted an operation in Folweni following investigations into the suspects involved in the murder. The team arrested a 27-year-old suspect for murder. He was also found in illegal possession of 35 rounds of ammunition. The suspect is expected to appear at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition.
“The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the team for the arrest of the suspect. “It is very disturbing to see a number of people in the taxi industry losing their lives so brutally. We are appealing to those involved in the taxi industry to resolve their differences in a peaceful manner,” he said.

Source: South African Police Service

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