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Two dead, one wounded in hostel shooting

Rustenburg - Two men were shot dead and another was wounded near the Bleskop hostel, outside Rustenburg, on Wednesday, North West police said.

Four taxi drivers were talking when a VW Jetta stopped nearby around 11am, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement.

File photo. Credit: William

Three of the four occupants got out of the car and shot at the victims before driving off.

“Two men, both aged 47 and taxi owners, were certified dead on the scene. The other one was taken to the hospital with serious injuries while the fourth man survived without any injury.”

Ngubane said the motive was unknown and no arrests were made. He said the shooting had not been linked to the ongoing strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum sector. Amcu members have been on strike since January for a basic monthly salary of R12 500. They rejected a wage offer of up to nine percent from platinum producers.

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