Monday, 09 December 2019

Bloemfontein: Parkweg Police Detectives are investigating a case of murder following an incident where a traffic officer allegedly shot a taxi driver at Cnr St Georges and Harvey Road; in Bloemfontein.

On Monday the 9 December 2019, a Traffic Officer who was on duty tried to stop a (4+1) taxi driver around the CBD Taxi rank so as to enforce traffic regulations. A scuffle ensued between the 47 year old taxi driver and the 49 years old traffic officer.

During the scuffle, the taxi driver allegedly grabbed a knife from the taxi and tried to stab the traffic officer who subsequently fired a shot that fatally wounded the taxi driver.

The driver was declared dead at the scene. The knife that was found in possession of the deceased, was confiscated.

Subsequent cases of attempted murder and failure to obey traffic regulations have been registered against the deceased.