In the latest incidents on Wednesday night, a 40-year-old cab driver was robbed and stabbed in the chest in Brooklyn, allegedly by passengers.
According to a source, just minutes after cops were called to the murder scene in Van Riebeeck Road, they received a report of another cab driver who was being held at gunpoint in the same area.
The source says at about 8.35pm, a woman saw an argument between driver Gift Moacha, 40, and two coloured men.
“He was sitting in his silver Honda when the argument happened,” says the witness.
“It did not appear that he got out of the vehicle as he still had his seatbelt on. The two coloured males allegedly argued with the cab driver and then they stabbed him five times in the chest and he died in his car.
“His family explained he lives in Milnerton and initially everyone thought he was an Uber driver, but it turned out he worked for another company.
“They took his money and his cellphone. The paramedics declared him dead on the scene.”
A relative confirmed Moacha was married and had two sons, aged three and six.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut, confirms the incidents and says no arrests have been made.
Five minutes later cops say another cab driver was robbed in Blaauwberg Road.
“This cab driver picked up three men and a woman from McDonald’s in Parow and dropped them in Brooklyn.
“When they got to the house, the woman went inside to fetch the money to pay but never came out and the three guys decided to jump him. They took two cellphones and cash.”
Traut says the 26-year-old driver was held at gunpoint at 8.40pm and circumstances around the incident are being investigated.
The attacks follow the murder of Taxify driver, Robin Dreyden, 32, who was found with multiple stab wounds in Langa on 3 March after picking up a passenger in Durbanville.
The young chef from Ravensmead had only been working as a cab driver for two days and died of his injuries at hospital.
A week later cops arrested two female suspects linked to various robberies of Uber and Taxify drivers in the Langa policing precinct.
And on 7 March, a Bolt driver was the target of an attempted hijacking in Table View.
The suspect, a passenger, tried to strangle the driver with his seatbelt and was later arrested with a knife in his possession.