Yet another e-hailing driver has been found murdered in Durban a local security firm reported on Tuesday.
Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) reported on its Facebook page that 30-year-old e-hailing driver Ntuthuko Tiny Goba who had been reported missing on Friday 4 March was found murdered in Isipingo, South of Durban.
“Goba was employed at the Road Accident Fund in Durban and also moonlighted as an e-hailing service,” RUSA said.
“On the night of his disappearance, Goba spoke to his girlfriend at approximately 7.34pm and informed her that he was on his way to Umlazi to pick up a client. Attempts to contact him thereafter were unsuccessful.”
“His silver VW Polo was recovered the following morning in Golokkodo in Folweni. The battery, registration plates and license disc were missing.”
RUSA said Goba’s girlfriend had contacted the security firm on Sunday asking for its assistance to attempt to find the e-hailing driver.
“After circulating his information on this Facebook Page, RUSA received an anonymous tip off that Goba had been shot and killed in Isipingo in KZN,” RUSA said.
“The information was shared with his family who contacted the Isipingo SAPS and received confirmation of the incident. His body was later identified by a next of kin.”
RUSA said details regarding the circumstances leading up to the murder could not be immediately established.
SAPS spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said Isipingo police were investigating a case of murder after Goba’s body was found in Plattdrive in Isipingo Hills.
“The victim sustained wounds to the stomach. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” Gwala said.
This latest murder follows a spate of recent attacks on e-hailing drivers in Durban in recent years. In one of the more recent incidents three men faced charges in the Umlazi Magistrates Court for the hijacking and murder of Uber driver Nduduzo Khumalo, 24, on 3 June 3 2021. Khumalo had received a call from a ‘client’ who was a member of a gang that hijacked him and killed him.
Details leading up to the latest murder could not be immediately established, RUSA said