Hummer driver offers to compensate victims’ families

2013-04-23 10:44

A man convicted of culpable homicide after crashing into three motorcyclists, killing two of them and injuring one, has offered to pay the victims’ families compensation.

Indi Hamalindi Chiyabu had offered R700 000 and was willing to negotiate a “six figure amount”, Pretoria daily Pretoria News reported today.

Chiyabu’s lawyer Makhi Nogaga reportedly asked the Pretoria North Regional Court to intervene in the negotiations between him and the families.

However, Magistrate Ben van Schalkwyk said the court was not in a position to make such an order, as it was not familiar with the families’ circumstances, the newspaper reported.

Chiyabu crashed into the motorcyclists on Rachel de Beer road, Pretoria, in October 2010 while driving a Hummer.

The vehicle caught fire and Chiyabu fled the scene. He handed himself over to the police a few days later.

Two of the motorcycles also caught fire after the collision. Pieter Coetzee and JP Kruger, both members of the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association SA, died at the scene.

Coetzee’s son Pieter jun. lost a leg in the accident.

Argument in aggravation of Chiyabu’s sentence will be heard next month.

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