Ten people were killed this morning (31 October) in shooting related incident at the Matiwane’s Kop on the N11. Seven of the people died after the accident as a result of the shooting.

According to police, the shooting was taxi-related and the three men who died in the bakkie were from the Taxi Violence Unit that was established by the taxi associations in the Ladysmith area. Police believe that the men were ambushed.

As the men in the bakkie were shot at, they collided with a taxi head-on, in which the seven people died. Police forensics were on the scene investigating the incident while murder dockets have been opened.