SAPS NEWS: Attack on a Group of Students in Johannesburg CBD on Monday Morning
Media Statement issued by Gauteng Media Centre
South African Police Service
Police are investigating a case of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery after a group of about 8 students believed to be attending a Muslim School in Azaadville, Krugersdorp were attacked on Monday evening 2018-08-20 in the Johannesburg CBD. Preliminary information indicates that the group were from the Kruger National Park where they had allegedly spent some time on vacation.
On arrival in Johannesburg, out of
frustration with their regular driver who was delayed, they allegedly hired another taxi in town. While en route to Krugersdorp, their regular driver called. They then asked the taxi driver to take them back to where they would meet their regular driver.
It is reported that the driver then accused them of wasting his time, for which they offered to pay but he refused and instead drove around the CBD with them until two unknown persons stopped the taxi. One was carrying a firearm and the other a knife. The pair took the students' phones and wallets. One of the students was fatally shot when he allegedly refused to hand over his belongings, while another was stabbed.
Captain Kay Makhubele
Mobile: 082 778 0402