Breakthrough 'close' in KZN taxi shootout that left 12 dead

Police say they are close to making a breakthrough in their investigation into last week's mass shooting in KwaZulu-Natal that left 12 people dead.

Members of the Ivory Park Taxi Association had been travelling home from a funeral at the time of the shooting.

We are indeed at a very sensitive stage in our investigation.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Spokesperson of the South African Police Service

READ: Santaco wants to clamp down on taxi violence and killings

On Wednesday a 35 year old man from Sydenham appeared in court, but has not been charged in respect of the killings.

We haven't conclusively linked the 35-year-old man to the attack that happened over the weekend.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Spokesperson of the South African Police Service

That man was arrested for being in possession of an AK47 round with ammunition. For now, that is all his being charged with.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Spokesperson of the South African Police Service

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