A female motorcyclist was hit on the N1 on Friday afternoon and seriously injured after she had problems with her motorcycle and had to stop.
Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the woman – who is yet to be identified – was attacked and shot in the stomach under the N7 bridge, News24 reported.
That stretch of highway and junctions is an important link to suburbs such as Goodwood, Bellville and the Century City, with the N7 to Malmesbury and the N1.
"A woman who had problems with her motorcycle under the N7 bridge on the N1 was attacked and shot in the stomach," said Africa. "She was badly injured."
The traffic was supported for miles because the crime scene was dropped for further investigation.
There were reports that she was declared dead on arrival at the hospital, but this could not be confirmed by the police.