A Soweto taxi owner turned the gun on himself after he shot dead his police reservist ex-girlfriend and her alleged boyfriend in his yellow Ford Mustang.
The woman was a police reservist working at the Diepkloof police station in Soweto. The owner of the Ford Mustang, was believed to have been a forex trader while the gunman was a taxi owner suspected to have been the woman’s ex-lover.
Pictures and videos of the brutal shooting have emerged on social media after the shooting took place in Diepkloof, Soweto, at about 5pm on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Colonel Athlande Mathe said the two were driving along the road when shots were fired at them.
A source told News24 that the taxi driver was angry that the woman had dumped him and gotten herself a new boyfriend.
“He shot at them as they were driving in Soweto. After shooting at their car, [the driver] lost control and hit a minibus taxi. He (the shooter) then went to his parents’ house in Orlando and killed himself,” said the source.