Taxi association chair denies slain brother was involved in taxi killings

A relative of the man shot dead during suspected taxi violence in Johannesburg on Sunday has vehemently denied his brother had any involvement in previous taxi-related violence.

Vincent Mpungose and a passenger were shot at while driving close to Eastgate Mall - Mpunguse died from his injuries.

His brother, Mbongiseni Mpungose - himself the chairperson of the Sizwe Taxi Association - claims the shooting is linked to an ongoing taxi war between the Sizwe Taxi Association and the Kliprivier Taxi Association which has spilled over from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

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There has been a continuous fight happening between the different associations and it has been happening for years.

Mbongiseni Mpungose, Brother of deceased and Chairperson - Sizwe Taxi Association

My brother was targeted for years and we are definitely sure that my brother was killed, he was running for his life and I know that they wanted to kill him.

Mbongiseni Mpungose, Brother of deceased and Chairperson - Sizwe Taxi Association

Responding to a claim from a listener to the Xolani Gwala Show, Mpungose denies that his brother was previously involved in any taxi-related killings.

I have never heard of anyone who was killed by my brother...I know nothing about any harm that he was connected with.

Mbongiseni Mpungose, Brother of deceased and Chairperson - Sizwe Taxi Association

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