A senior member of a taxi association has been shot and killed in alleged taxi violence in Mbekweni, Paarl.

Siyabulela Mandyoli, the chairperson of CODETA Paarl Taxi Alliance, was gunned down outside his home in Mbekweni, on Tuesday.

Mbekweni is on the disputed B97 route, Mbekweni and Bellville which has seen many killings over the past few years.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says detectives have taken several people in for questioning.

“Mbekweni police are investigating a murder case following a shooting incident on 2023-06-06 at about 16:30 Phokeng Street, Mbekweni, which claimed the life of a 52 yea52-year-oldThe motive for this incident is suspected to be taxi-related. Detectives of the Provincial Serious and Violent Crime: Taxi Violent Unit are questioning several people in a bid to apprehend those who are responsible”.

Meanwhile, Codeta spokesperson Andile Khanyi says they’re shocked by the murder of their member.

“We received the news yesterday that one of our members was killed outside his home. We don’t know what the motive was. We are still confused and shocked. We hope the law enforcement agencies will deal with this matter”.