No updates to two separate fatal hit-and-run accidents, say police
THERE are still no updates relating to a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Nicolaas Afrikaner in Kakamas, Northern Cape earlier this month.
This is according to Northern Cape police spokesperson Capt Olebogeng Tawana. He had earlier appealed to the residents of Kakamas for help with information that can lead to the motorist’s arrest.
It has been alleged that the motorist in question drove a VW Polo with a Gauteng number plate.
The 69-year-old Anna Jonker who was like a mother to Afrikaner was devastated by the news of the accident. Jonker had said in media reports that she would miss the son who always brought laughter to the home.
“I can’t really tell what happened. I don’t know every detail of the accident. I was awakened by a family member on Friday. He called me in the early hours of the morning and said that Nicolaas was lying in the road. He wasn’t moving or making a sound‚“Jonker said.
Afrikaner had spent the day before the accident with his family. In a similar case the police in Kimberly last week said they are investigating a hit-and-run accident of 37-year-old Judith Khonza who resides in Pniel Road.
Khonza was killed by an unknown vehicle in Pniel Road, Kimberley. On Saturday about 1am.
“Khonza tried to cross the road when she was hit by an unknown vehicle.
She later died on the scene. We request that anyone with information please call detective WO Kenneth Lamoen on 082 302 0407 or SMS anonymously to 32211.
“All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence. The investigation continues,” the police said.
In relation to the number of hit-andrun accidents in the province, attempts by The New Age to get comment from the provincial department of transport, safety and liaison proved unsuccessful.