Taxi owner gunned down at rank
A PORT Elizabeth taxi owner was gunned down during the early-morning work commute at the taxi rank on the corner of Govan Mbeki Avenue and Holland Street yesterday.
Mzukisi Kiti, 44, was shot in the head at the taxi terminus with dozens of people nearby.
Police spokesman Captain Johan Rheeder confirmed the shooting.
“We got a call at 7.10am about a shooting. The man from Walmer Township was shot in the head at close range," Rheeder said.
He said two suspects had fled in a red VW Golf.
A witness to the murder, who declined to be named, said she had seen two men walking up and down Holland Street.
“They then came down the road again, and one of them was on the phone. Mzukisi arrived driving a Boarder Taxi Alliance vehicle.”
She said as he parked the vehicle, one of the men shot him in the head.
“My biggest fear is that this could be the start of more taxi violence,” the woman said
Kiti’s brother, Thembalethu Kiti, said: “I do not know what happened and do not know why he was killed.”
Mzukisi, also known as “Qondy”, was a well-known taxi owner with four vehicles.
SHOT IN HEAD: A 44-year-old taxi owner from Walmer was gunned down at the terminus rank in Port Elizabeth. The man was identified as Mzukisi Kiti, a father of five and owner of four taxis operating from the rank