BOPHELONG. – Sibusiso Ncokwane (2) has lost his life at the hands of an alleged drunk driver who lost control of his car and crashed into a residential wall in Bophelong extension 17 while kids were busy playing. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon.
The father of the child, Elliot Chauke says,“I was alerted about the incident and rushed straight to the scene. On my arrival, the owner of the house told me that she rushed outside after the crash and found the driver of the car still in her yard. She then told him that he should help her remove the bricks that had fallen over my son but instead, he got into his car and fled the scene.”
Chauke says he is devastated by the incident as his child was playing with other kids in a secured yard and not in the street. Emergency personnel and police were then called and my son was declared dead. “I am hurt because I wanted to raise my son, I did not expect him to die in such a tragic manner. My spirit has really been broken.
Chauke adds that on top of the tragedy he had to face, he was further dissapointed by the police on the scene who failed to take steps to go and arrest the driver who lives just a few streets away from where the incident happened.
“When I asked the police on the scene to go to the culprit’s home, they said that they could not. They did not take him in for questioning or take him to hospital to even test him for alcohol although everyone saw how drunk he was.
Vanderbijlpark Police spokesperson sergeant Gertrude Makhale says, “A case of culpable homicide is being investigated and no arrests have been made.The investigating officer is doing everything in his power to crack this case and is assuring to arrest the suspect soon pertaining the information he is receiving at this stage. He even further went to confiscate the suspects’ vehicle where he left it after the incident.”