Cops appeal for help in IFP man’s accident

2016-06-23 11:50

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Pietermaritzburg - The police have appealed to anyone with information on the accident that resulted in the death IFP Abaqulusi ward candidate Alson Nkosi to come forward.

Nkosi died on Friday when his car overturned in Hlobane.

The IFP has claimed that Nkosi was gunned down, but police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane insisted there was no evidence of a shooting at the scene.

“Hlobane police attended to an accident that occurred at Eastmine Road. A red VW Golf was found at the scene and a passenger [Siyabonga Masondo] was certified dead.

“The driver and four other passengers were taken to hospital for treatment. Later Alson Nkosi died at hospital due to his injuries. There was no evidence at the scene to indicate any shooting had occurred,” he said.

Zwane said a case of culpable homicide had been opened at the Hlobane police station for further investigation.

“We are still awaiting the results of the post mortems to establish what was the cause of death for both individuals.

“We are requesting that those who have information to support these allegations to please come forward so that the validity of these claims can be tested.

“Allegations that alcohol was found on the scene and that the driver was under the influence of alcohol will also be matters that we will be investigating.”

• sabelo.nsele@witness.co.za

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