Passenger injured in taxi attack

A YOUNG woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a taxi she was travelling in with 14 other passengers was allegedly shot at by two white men yesterday.

A YOUNG woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a taxi she was travelling in with 14 other passengers was allegedly shot at by two white men yesterday.

Police said the incident, on the N17 near Devon at 3.45pm yesterday, might be related to recent racial attacks.

Evelyn Mlangeni was shot below the armpit next to the heart. She was taken to Evander Hospital in a critical condition but was expected to be transferred to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

Police said the taxi was travelling on the N17 near Devon heading for Secunda. A white Toyota bakkie with two white male occupants was travelling in the opposite direction. The double-cab allegedly slowed down while driving parallel to the taxi and opened fire.

Meanwhile, Johannes du Toit, the farmer who allegedly assaulted his black employees "for killing his uncle " Eugène Terre'Blanche, was released on R1000 bail yesterday after appearing in the Randfontein magistrate's court. He will be back in court on May 6.

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