Taxi violence is a topic familiar to many South Africans but a recent shooting was severe enough for SAPS officers to set themselves a 72-hour deadline to bring some resolution to the story.
Three weeks after the deadline passed, police are still no closer to arresting the people responsible for 12 deaths.
The Midlands attack in late July saw twelve people shot dead and another four wounded in an ambush by an unknown number of gunmen.
No less than 255 bullet holes entered the vehicle. Amazingly, two people survived, unharmed.
The group was returning to Gauteng from a funeral for a taxi boss who was among three people gunned down in Tembisa in Gauteng.