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Chairperson of Armsta shot dead, on his way home escorted by police and bodyguards

Excalibur

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Sam Budzwa, the chairperson of the Alexandra Randburg, Midrand and Sandton Taxi Association (ARMSTA) has been shot dead.

According to one taxi driver who was at the scene, Budzwa was shot dead on his way home, while accompanied by police and two bodyguards.
Link.
 

Sneeky

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I remember years ago looking on at states like Columbia, Mexico, etc and being thankful and content we were not there.

Now though, we are well past them , sad

The police are but a sideshow, crime intelligence is a distant memory of probably an apartheid past when it actually functioned.
9/10 times any of these skelms get to court the justice system will set them free due to lack of resources or ineptitude.

More sad
 

genetic

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I remember years ago looking on at states like Columbia, Mexico, etc

Now though, we are well past them , sad
:crylaugh:

Past them?

Maybe go do some research on the Mexican and Columbian cartels.
 
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Gnome

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Yeah no, when the Taxi associations starts outbidding the SA military and police force to recruit their own personal army while basically ruling the country, then it is like the drug cartels.
 

genetic

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Yeah no, when the Taxi associations starts outbidding the SA military and police force to recruit their own personal army while basically ruling the country, then it is like the drug cartels.
According to some we're way past that point. :rolleyes:
 

cn@

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There is very little that the police or armed body guards can do against a long range assault rifle or a sniping rifle / hunting rifle.
 

Gnome

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According to some we're way past that point. :rolleyes:
Some people smoking crack maybe.

Not even close.

Taxi associations have some power and money but the Mexican cartels are more powerful than the governments of the countries they occupy. The actually outgun their own governments and their GDPs are on par with that of a country.
 

access

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#20
so in another article it says the gunmen drove up in cars and opened fire

in both articles it says

It remains unclear if this is taxi violence or pure crime.
first of all both of them are "pure crime", second, people dont just drive up to a police escort and start shooting.

why didnt they police follow/chase?
 
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