Two policemen killed in a horror crash caused by an alleged drunk driver

PRETORIA – Two members of the South African police, a Warrant Officer and a Sergeant, of the Deneysville SAPS were killed in a horrific accident near Deneysville in the Free State province on the R594 road while on duty inspecting a truck during the Covid-19 Regulations.

Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the National Police Spokesperson, says the accident occurred Friday evening at about 20:00.

He says a driver of a 1400 light delivery vehicle (LDV), who was allegedly heavily under the influence of alcohol, had collided into both the policemen despite them being attired in reflector jackets.

The driver of the LDV is in police custody and he is likely to face charges of Culpable Homicide, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol as well as contravention of the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act in that he failed to remain in his house during the lockdown. 

The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has expressed shock at the untimely passing of two police, and he is calling for speedy justice to prevail in this matter.

“The untimely passing of our two colleagues is indeed a bitter pill to swallow,” said General Sitole. 

“We trust that the man allegedly responsible for their deaths and who is currently behind bars, will be served with a deserving punishment if convicted”, added General Sitole. 

The National Commissioner has expressed his condolences to the families of both members and has also directed that the Free State Provincial Commissioner render all the necessary support to the bereaved family.

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