SA: Zim Uber taxi driver shot dead

THE son of murdered Uber taxi driver Zimbabwean Webb-Law Chehore said his family was struggling to understand why the well-liked driver was murdered in Rondebosch.

Shot dead in South Africa ... Webb-Law Chehore

Shot dead in South Africa … Webb-Law Chehore

Chehore, 59, was shot dead in Burg Street about 5am on Friday, while picking up two female passengers near the Baxter Theatre.

“He was a friendly, polite man who made friends wherever he went. So it’s difficult, for me, to comprehend this tragedy,” said Nani Chehore.

He’d found out about his father’s death after the cries of his mother woke him.

“I asked her what was wrong and she told me my dad had been shot. An Uber Whatsapp group sent a broadcast message saying my dad had been shot and killed. When I called my dad’s phone, someone picked up and asked us to come to the police station,” he said.

“My mom and sisters are taking the news of his passing the hardest. We have difficulty understanding the way in which he was murdered,” Nani Chehore said.

Uber spokeswoman Samantha Allenberg confirmed the murder and Uber is assisting the bereaved family who plan to bury Chehore in his home country, Zimbabwe.

SAPS spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said on Saturday the case remained unsolved and no arrests had been made.


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