Tragedy hits law family

2012-01-07 00:00

A WELL-KNOWN city law firm, GNG Inc., has lost one of its young and promising directors, who died after crashing his car in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Areshan Govindasamy (24), the son of popular attorney, Poobie, was admitted to the bar a year ago and became a director in his father’s firm.

He allegedly lost control of his Honda Civic when he was driving alone, along Orthmann Road in the Mountain Rise area, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

His cousin, Yugesan Govender, a co-director at GNG Inc., described Areshan as the most “lovable person ever” and a humble soul.

“Areshan had just been starting to enjoy his new role as an attorney after being admitted to the bar in January last year,” he said.

Govender said the young Govindasamy was not married nor did he have any children.

“He probably met with the accident when he was on his way home in Lynnfield Park,” he said.

Govender said, “My cousin was the type of person that was always willing to assist no matter what.”

The accident happened while his parents were away on holiday in India, said Govender.

“No words can express how I feel at the loss of Areshan because he was more than just a cousin. He was like my own brother as we grew up together,” he said.

He said the family are in shock

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan confirmed the accident, which occurred at about 3.40 am yesterday. “It is believed that on approaching a sharp bend he lost control of his vehicle, which overturned and crashed into an electricity pole and thereafter into a concrete pillar,” said Jeevan.

She said Govindasamy was flung out of the vehicle and sustained severe internal injuries. “He died a short while later after attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him failed,” she said.

Jeevan said a culpable homicide docket has been opened and the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

• thobani.ngqulunga@witness.co.za

 

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