A Delft father of two died after he was shot in a hijacking on Sunday.
Zibele Mandela, 28, was helping his cousin out when he was driving his Quantam taxi to the Voorbrug rank around 1am that morning.
While driving on Afram Road, he spotted a car which blocked the road.
The brave man went to confront them but was shot instead.
His brother Kwanele, 22, explains: “He was not a taxi driver but he was helping our cousin by taking the taxi to go and queue at the taxi rank.
“While he was on his way there, he saw this car... clearly he didn’t know that they were going to hurt him. They shot him and he died on the spot.”
The distraught brother says that they were informed by other people who drove with Zibele.
“He didn’t deserve to be shot like that.
“As if shooting him was not enough, they took the van and then burnt it later. We are not sure whether they were trying to cover their tracks.
“They killed a father of two young children, for nothing.”
SAPS spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirmed the incident and says Delft police are investigating cases of murder and carjacking.
He says the skelms also stole Zibele’s cellphone.
“The motive is unknown at this stage and the suspects are yet to be arrested,” he adds.