Fields Hill truck owner appears in court following 2013 mass-fatality crash

2016-11-29 13:17
Aftermath of the Pinetown horror crash. (ER24)

Aftermath of the Pinetown horror crash. (ER24)

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Durban - The owner of a truck that ploughed into several vehicles on Pinetown's Fields Hill in 2013, killing 24 people, made a brief appearance in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The case against Gregory Govender was postponed for him to make representations.

He has until the end of January to file papers or his matter will proceed to trial.

Govender's charges relate to the contravention of the National Road Traffic Act, as well as the Immigration Act, and operating an unroadworthy vehicle.

The driver of the truck, Swazi national Sanele May, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in November 2014.

The truck he was driving crashed into a fully loaded minibus taxi and several other vehicles on September 5, 2013.

Govender was not initially charged, but it reportedly emerged during May's initial bail application that the truck he was driving was not roadworthy and that May was an illegal immigrant.

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