Police looking for driver of vehicle involved in fatal crash
MBOMBELA - Members of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga are looking for the driver of the vehicle that was involved in the collision that claimed the life of Joseph Mabuza. Mabuza was a senior manager who occupied the position of Head of Communication at the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison. This afternoon, Mabuza lost his life on the N4 road at Hectorspruit, near Komatipoort.
Information at police disposal suggests that the fugitive may have recklessly executed a U-turn on the busy road, in the process causing a serious crash with Mabuza who was on his motorbike. The unknown driver disappeared from the crime scene before the authorities arrived.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, is appealing to drivers to exercise restraint and be patient to one another. He urged motorists not to leave a collision scene before the police or other law enforcement officials and emergency personnel arrive at the scene as it is a criminal offence.
Police are making an earnest appeal to anyone who may know the whereabouts of the driver to please contact Constable Vusimuzi Thobela on 072-196-8225, or the SAPS Crime Stop on 08600-10111.
Submitted by: Brig Leonard Hlati
Editor: Anchen Coetzee