Hummer trial to start in June
Pretoria - A 31-year-old Zambian who allegedly ran over and killed two motorcyclists with a Hummer will stand trial in June, the Pretoria North Regional Court ruled on Tuesday.
Magistrate Ben van der Walt ordered Indi Chiyabu, who faces two charges of culpable homicide, to stand trial on June 12 in the same court.
Motorcyclists Johannes Kruger and Pieter Coetzee were killed when a Hummer allegedly driven by Chiyabu ploughed into them on Rachel de Beer Road in Pretoria on October 16 2010.
It was reported at the time that the Hummer was stolen.
Two motorcycles and the Hummer caught fire. Coetzee and Kruger died at the scene. Chiyabu allegedly fled. Coetzee's son, also called Pieter, lost his leg in the accident.
Chiyabu is out on a warning.
Prosecutor Tania Carstens said the State intended to call three or four witnesses.
Chiyabu's lawyer Rudolph Mogashoa said his client did not dispute that the two men had been killed by the Hummer.