Metro cop guns down a taxi driver

A Bloemfontein metro police officer reportedly shot and killed a taxi driver in the City of Roses on Monday afternoon.

This is after an argument erupted between the two.

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Col Thandi Mbambo said that the argument began when the metro cop attempted to pull over the taxi driver at the taxi rank.

“A scuffle ensued between the 47-year-old taxi driver and the 49-year-old traffic officer.

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“During the scuffle, the taxi driver allegedly grabbed a knife from the taxi and tried to stab the traffic officer, who subsequently fired a shot that fatally wounded the taxi driver,” Mbambo said.

The taxi driver was declared dead at the scene.