Durban Taxi Owner Nokulunga Ntlawuzana SHOT DEAD. She was driving around the kasi in December when she was shot several times and survived. This time the attackers made sure she did not live to tell the story. According to neighbours, the taxi boss from Lindelani near KwaMashu, Durban was gunned down by three unknown men on Sunday.
Nokulunga Ntlawuzana (52) had just come back from a prayer service at her local church with her grandson.
The two were entering the house when three armed men started shooting at them.
Nokulunga died on the spot.
One neighbour said she was busy cooking when she heard the gun shots.
“I ran to shut my door because I was not sure what was going on.
“A few minutes later I went outside to see what had happened.”
She said other neighbours also came out to investigate.
“It was extremely painful to see Nokulunga lying dead in a pool of her own blood.”
The neighbour said Nokulunga had been aware that there were people who wanted her dead.
“But she told me that she was not afraid.”
She said Nokulunga was a strong woman who refused to be bullied by men in the taxi business.
“I think they were threatened by the way she did business.
“She was an honest person who did not approve of any wrongdoing.”
Ntlawuzana’s family refused to comment and said they were still in shock.
Petros Miya, Lindelani Taxi Association chairman, said the associaton has lost a hard-working secretary.
“We are so shocked.
“I don’t want to speculate and say this is a case of taxi violence because it has been very quiet lately.”
Police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said the police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.
No arrests have been made.