Police investigate traffic officer’s death

2017-03-09 06:00
Ray Nkonyeni traffic officer David Mshiyeni Nzama who died after being hit by a taxi.PHOTO: supplied

Ray Nkonyeni traffic officer David Mshiyeni Nzama who died after being hit by a taxi.PHOTO: supplied

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POLICE are investigating a culpable homicide case after a Ray Nkonyeni Municipality traffic officer, David Mshiyeni Nzama (59), died after being struck by a taxi on the R61 below the Knox Gore bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said the officer was talking to a taxi driver which he had stopped on the freeway when another passing taxi struck him.

“The officer died on the scene suffering internal injuries,” said Mfeka.

Mfeka confirmed that the taxi driver who struck the officer stopped after hitting him.

“No arrests have been made as investigations are continuing.”said Mfeka.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality spokesperson, Simon April, described Nzama as a dedicated employee.

“He will be greatly missed by all as he was one of the dedicated members of the Law Enforcement Section and as a traffic warden in particular,” said April.

“He performed his duties with dignity and was always friendly to all.

“Last December he was so excited when he was awarded a certificate of excellence by Mayor Nomusa Mqwebu and municipal manager, Maxwell Mbili. Our prayers are with his family, friends, colleagues and all who knew him.

“May his soul rest in peace,” said April.

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