A Hout Bay woman prayed aloud as she lay flat on the ground in her home, counting dozens of bangs as umpteen bullets were fired in the taxi war on Monday morning.”It went on and on and on and on. My heart was racing. It didn’t end,” she told News24, asking not to be named as she feared for her safety.She was going to be late for work as she only ventured out of her house at 09:00, when she heard movement return to the overcrowded streets of Imizamo Yethu.On her way to hitchhike on Victoria Road, she passed the local sports field. Forensics and police were combing the scene where four bodies had been found. Two bodies were lying outside a taxi next to the Hout Bay police station. Another was covered further down the main road.taxi shootingThe scene in Hout Bay Main Road where four bodies had been found. (Tammy Petersen, News24)The fourth corpse was behind a club house in the sports facility. Locals speculated that this person had been shot while trying to flee.Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said two people had also been injured in the taxi-related shooting.Part of Main Road in Hout Bay has been cordoned off by police following taxi violence early this morning.Four bodies were found in the vicinity of the Hout Bay Sports Field.Police are still combing through the scene, the bodies are said to be still here. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/e4YkQuEb3n— Lerato Sejake (@leosejake) April 1, 2019″Meanwhile, a team of specialist detectives has been established to look into these murders, including the one which occurred last Thursday,” he said.Crowds of people, including some still dressed in their pyjamas, watched as police worked the scene.SOURCE: NEWS24
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