Four bodies were found in Hout Bay at approximately 6.45am on Monday morning. The gruesome discovery is allegedly linked to ongoing taxi violence in the area.

According to reports, unknown suspects opened fire at the Hout Bay taxi rank this morning, killing four adult males in the process. Two additional passengers were injured during the incident.

Eyewitness accounts state that between 70 and 150 rounds were fired by the attackers.


South African Police Services are on the scene to investigate the murders and maintain general law and order. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Hout Bay Main Road between Payne Street and HR Mandela Street has been closed following the incident.

Last week, a man who was allegedly a taxi driver was also found shot dead in the area, and eight suspects were arrested in connection to his death.

Picture: Pixabay

Article written by

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.