The remains of a man were found inside a burnt-out Taxify vehicle on Thursday evening in Sunnyside, Pretoria East Rekord reports.
Police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said a murder case is being investigated. “The body was found inside a burnt-out Taxify Chevrolet Aveo near Unisa Sunnyside campus [in Pretoria]. Both the cause or motive behind the incident are still a subject of investigation,” he said.
Mavimbela said the identity of the deceased was yet to be confirmed. “We are appealing to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to contact police station on 012 422 3600 or send an anonymous tip-off to Crime Stop on 08600 10111, or SMS Crime Line on 32211.”
Sunnyside police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said it was unclear at this stage what the motive for the murder was. Taxify spokesperson Gareth Taylor said the company was working with the police on the incident.
The company is expected to release a statement shortly.