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Johannesburg - As reaction to the killing of 11 people linked to a Gauteng taxi association continues to trickle in, Gauteng police confirmed the death of a taxi owner in Alexandra. 

According to police, the incident happened at around 9:30am on Vasco da Gama street. 

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the man was shot as he was leaving his home. 

"The man was attacked and shot at by unknown suspects... he died at the scene," he said. 

Dlamini said no arrests had been made and confirmed that a case of murder was being investigated. 

The latest attack comes days after reports emerged that 17 people associated with the Ivory-Park Taxi Association in Gauteng were attacked, in what is believed to have been an ambush, while travelling back to Joburg in a taxi after a funeral in KwaZulu-Natal

It was believed that unknown men opened fire on the taxi as it was travelling along the R74 between Colenso and Weenen on the KZN Midlands, fatally wounding 11 people. 

Four others were critically wounded and were recuperating in hospital, while two escaped unharmed.

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole condemned the senseless killings and activated a 72-hour action plan which consists of members from specialised units within the police including crime intelligence, The Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks), detectives and the special task force, to trace and apprehend those responsible for these killings, police confirmed.