On Wednesday, Mzukusi (30) survived a hail of bullets when he did his first trip as a taxi driver for Durban Liner Taxi Association.
His conductor, Mthandeni Sigwaza (25) from Mayville died in the attack which happened near the Wema Hostel in Durban.
Speaking to Daily Sun at the scene, Mzukusi said he and Mthandeni were at the rank at about 4pm when a taxi jammed them in and between five and seven people came out of the taxi.
“Suddenly, there was a gun at my head. I managed to push it away and started running. They started shooting. I don’t know how the bullets missed me.”
“I’m going back to the Eastern Cape. I will never work in the taxi industry again,” he said.
The shooting is believed to be over routes between the Durban Liner and Masakhokuhle taxi associations.
In another attack a few hours later, a Masakhokuhle driver, Busani Msizaswe (35) was shot near Mega City. He was taken to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital with serious injuries.