Taxi driver case postponed

2010-12-03 14:35

The Cape Town minibus taxi driver who allegedly drove into the path of an oncoming train, killing 10 schoolchildren, appeared briefly in the Blue Downs Magistrates Court today.

The case against Jacob Humphries was postponed to March 18 next year for further investigation.

He faces charges of culpable homicide following the Cape Flats level crossing collision on August 25, in which 10 schoolchildren were killed, nine of them on the scene.

He allegedly jumped a line of cars waiting at the Blackheath level crossing, and was hit by an oncoming train.

Humphries (55) was previously released on R20 000 bail.

Prosecutor Quenten Appels informed the court the investigation had not been completed, and that a postponement was required.

Defence counsel William Fisher said he had no objection, provided it was the final postponement for the purposes of further investigation.

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