Hit-and-run: hundreds mourn priest

2010-05-17 00:00

HUNDREDS of people, among them the deputy speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, attended the funeral at the weekend of a south coast priest who was killed in a road accident with his wife and their unborn baby.

The Reverend Samson Ndelu of uMthwalume and his wife Sindisiwe were knocked down by a hit-and-run motor vehicle allegedly driven by a policeman two weeks ago.

Mthumikhulu said the government and the community at large were deeply saddened by the deaths.

In other accidents in KZN at the weekend, five people died.

On the R56 between uMzimkhulu and Ixopo, a car overturned and two people were killed, two seriously injured and one slightly injured. It is believed the driver was drunk.

One man was killed and two people injured in a six-vehicle pile-up in wet conditions on the N3 yesterday morning.

In another horrific accident, a truck driver was killed when his truck left the N3 Durban-bound carriageway near Lions River after swerving to avoid another truck that was on the median. The truck rolled down the embankment and the driver was thrown out of the cab and hit by the truck. An arm and leg were amputated and he suffered other severe injuries. He died at the scene.

In Durban, a motorcyclist was struck by a car and killed. The driver was injured.

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