Citizen Reporter
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6 Aug 2018
12:32 pm

Suspect in deadly KZN taxi ambush out on R5k bail – report

Citizen Reporter

The accused was ordered to report to the police station every Wednesday.

KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda viewing wreckage of Mini Bus following a brutal killing of 11 males - PHOTO: Supplied

A man suspected to be one of the perpetrators behind the killing of 12 people inside a taxi in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been granted R5 000 bail.

IOL’s Daily News reports the suspect made a brief appearance in the Durban Regional Court on Monday, where he was granted R5 000 bail.

The magistrate ordered that the suspect not be named nor have pictures of him taken.

It is reported the state did not oppose bail, and upon granting the bail, the magistrate requested that the suspect report to Sydenham Police Station every Wednesday.

When the accused appeared in court previously, his defence alleged that police had assaulted him.

Passengers of a taxi coming from KZN were shot dead when unknown assailants opened fire on the minibus taxi they were travelling in near Colenso, in the KZN Midlands, on Saturday night. They were on their way back to Gauteng from a funeral of a colleague, who was among the three people gunned down in Tembisa last week.

Some of the drivers killed were from the Kempton Park Taxi Association.

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