KZN police probe fatal crash allegedly involving mayor's bodyguard

KZN police probe fatal crash allegedly involving mayor's bodyguard

KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after two teenage girls were killed when they were hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by a bodyguard of a mayor in the province.

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Police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says the girls were walking along the road in Nongoma, Kwantazi area when they were knocked by a vehicle on Thursday night.

"The girls were walking along the road in Nongoma, Kwantazi area when they were knocked by a vehicle," said Mbele. 

"They were certified dead on the scene."

Mbhele says the matter is under still being investigated.

The accident has sparked a community protest in the area, with the community barricading the road demanding that action be taken. 

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Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli has vowed that tough action should be taken if investigations reveal that the driver was reckless and negligent.

"There is no one who is above the law and members of the protection service must also adhere to the laws of our country, including the National Road Traffic Act. Those who work with public representatives have a duty to protect the society and need to be extra cautious on the road. 

"Our investigation will probe the allegations of excessive speeding and the driver's condition at the time of the accident because this is a residential area and extra caution ought to have been adhered to. 

The forensic investigation must be expedited so that the affected families can find closure," says Ntuli. 

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