Two taxi drivers charged for the murder of e-hailing driver

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Two KZN taxi drivers have appeared in court for their alleged involvement in the murder of 26-year-old e-hailing driver, Sandile Handsome Majola.

According to the province’s SAPS spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele, it is alleged that on 13 February 2021, Majola was severely assaulted by members of the Tshelimnyama community after being accused of transporting criminals who were committing robberies in the area. He was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.

“His vehicle was also set alight by the unruly crowd,” said Mbele.

Mbele continued to say, “Police officers from the Provincial Vehicle and Trio Task Team together with the investigating officer assigned to investigate the docket embarked on an operation on 15 March 2021 to trace the suspects involved in the case. Two suspects were arrested at the Pinetown Taxi Rank.”

Lizwi Shezi (36) and Sandile Khumalo (38) appeared before the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court  Tuesday, 16 March 2021, on charges of murder and malicious damage to property.

The suspects were granted bail of R 2 000 each and the matter was adjourned to 21 April 2021.