Taxi Boss, 26 year old Melusi Maxwell Mphili has been shot and killed in Verulam, Kwazulu Natal on 9 June 2021. At approx 12:21 a white Toyota Hiace Sesfikile sped into the parking lot at the Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Headquarters.
Several men alighted the taxi screaming for assistance. The body of a male was found in a prone position on the back seat with multiple gunshot wounds to his body and face.
The Controller On Duty despatched Reaction Officers and Paramedics to the parking lot.
The wounded man was declared deceased minutes later.
According to the occupants of the taxi, a lone gunman opened fire on Mphili at the Gateway Taxi Rank in the Verulam CBD. The suspect then got into the passenger seat of a grey/silver Toyota Etios and was driven away from the scene.
Bystanders then loaded the critically injured man and transported him to the RUSA Base for assistance.
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