Two held for taxi man’s murder

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Welkom - Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a taxi driver in Thabong, Welkom, Free State police said on Wednesday.

They were taken into custody on Tuesday for the crime committed on Monday, Sergeant Mamello Macheoane said.

Kebile Solomon Lephoi, 51, was stabbed to death by three men when he stopped to help a woman being robbed.

“The woman saw the taxi driver stopping his vehicle and tried to run towards the taxi. The suspects also ran towards the taxi and stabbed the driver several times all over his body through the window of his vehicle.”

Police investigations led to the arrest of two men, aged 20 and 33. The other man was still at large. They were expected to appear in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. - Sapa

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