Public Eye (South Africa)

Truck driver in court


an initial accident at around 9 pm when disaster struck.

It all started when a tanker truck overturned due to brake failure, prompting the response of ALS Paramedics and the Road Traffic Inspectora­te.

While emergency personnel were at the scene providing pre-warning assistance for the overturned truck, another truck crashed and overturned, colliding with the responders.

During his court appearance, Dzanibe folded his arms throughout proceeding­s. He initially told the court that he would like to apply for bail but quickly changed his mind and said he no longer wanted to apply for bail.

He revealed that he has one previous conviction of assault, which took place in Mzimkhulu in 2014.

He said he was instructed to pay a fine for this charge.

RTI police officers were also present in court to support their former colleague Ntshangase.

According to court papers, Dzanibe was driving at 128 km/h, which exceeded the speed limit of 80 km/h indicated by road traffic signs on the road.

Regarding the charge of failing to perform the duties of a driver after an accident, it added that as a driver of a vehicle which caused an accident, he failed to immediatel­y stop the vehicle, to ascertain the nature and extent of any injury sustained by any person and failed to ascertain the nature and extent of any damage.

He also failed to render assistance to the injured person and failed to report informatio­n and produce his driver’s licence and identity number to a police officer at the police station within 24 hours of the accident.

The case was remanded to October 30 for further investigat­ions. The state revealed that the post mortem reports and other evidence is still outstandin­g.

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