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THE Bus Rapid Transport system in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, will not be affected by the death of taxi boss Melekile Hani.
Hani, 39, chief negotiator for the Nelson Mandela Bay Taxi Forum (NMBTF), was shot dead at a tavern last Friday.
Hani, also known as "Tyson", had recently been granted R5000 bail on attempted murder charges by the Port Elizabeth regional magistrate's court.
NMBTF chairperson Mbewana Matomana said: "We are in the final stages of negotiations with the municipality around the BRT.
"We are about to sign an agreement. The news of Hani's death was received with shock by his family and the taxi fraternity."
Matomana said it was difficult to speculate on the motive for Hani's murder.
He said they were glad that police were investigating although there had been no arrests made yet.
A witness who refused to be named said that Hani was shot by three men.
"It was at about 10.30pm when they ran inside the gates of the tavern as if they were being chased and they fired seven shots," she said.
Hani was on trial for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after three people were shot.
He is survived by his wife and two children.