Cape taxi driver wanted for questioning

Cape Town - Police are looking to question the driver of the minibus taxi in which two people were shot dead on Tuesday.

Lesline Mentor, 26, was shot dead while travelling to work in a taxi on Concert Boulevard in Retreat at around 8.10am. The young mother from Lavender Hill was on her way back to work after maternity leave.

Lesline Mentor and her daughter, Lesray. Picture: Henk Kruger. Credit: Cape Argus

Mentor would have been back at work in March, but returned earlier to support her five-month-old baby girl.

She was a cashier at Pick n Pay Plumstead.

A 30-year-old man, believed to be the owner of the taxi, was also killed in the shooting.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said they were eager to question taxi driver Ricardo Jacobs.

“Steenberg police are eager to question Ricardo Jacobs, who resides in St Montague Village, in connection with the double murder. We have reason to believe that he can assist us with our investigation. It is believed that Ricardo was the driver of the taxi during the incident.”

Anyone with information on Jacobs’s whereabouts can contact Warrant Officer Loganathan Chetty on 021 702 9000 or 083 365 9232.