No up­dates to two sep­a­rate fa­tal hit-and-run ac­ci­dents, say po­lice

Afro Voice (KwaZulu Natal) - - Northern Cape News - RE­FILWE MA­GASHULE re­filwem@the­newage.co.za

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.

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