Dozens of mourners gathered at the Rabbie Ridge Community Hall, on Thursday, for a memorial service of the twelve taxi operators who were killed in a brutal attack in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.
Eleven people died on the scene when gunmen opened fire on a Toyota Quantum minibus they were travelling in while returning from a funeral of a colleague, Nkosi Mthembu. The attack occurred along the R74 between Colenso and Weenen. Over 200 shots were fired, leaving the vehicle riddled with bullet holes.
Mthembu was killed along with brothers Sibongiseni and Bongani Mngoma in an earlier attack in Ivory Park, in Midrand, on July 12. Mthembu was a taxi owner and a member of the Ivory Park Taxi Association.