Cop, pregnant wife killed in horror crash

2014-06-19 00:00

AN off-duty police officer and his wife were killed in a horror accident on the Bulwer road on Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Bo Dlamini and his wife Zimbili, were travelling in their bakkie when it collided head-on with a bus near Henley dam, just outside Edendale. Bo died at the scene and his wife died later in hospital. The couple had one child and Zimbili was expecting their second child.

Those who came by the scene after the accident said the bus had allegedly tried to avoid crashing into the back of a taxi that had stopped in front of it and had veered off into the oncoming traffic, colliding with the bakkie the Dlaminis were travelling in.

A family member, Menzi Bhengu, said the situation was very tragic and his family were having a difficult time dealing with the tragic deaths.

“In a sense, we lost three people as Zimbili was pregnant. To lose three people in one accident is very tragic. The family is not handling all this very well. The mood there is one of great pain,” he said.

He said the bus had allegedly caused the accident as it had veered out of its lane and crashed into the bakkie. Bhengu said Bo was a police officer and was previously stationed at the courts. He was unsure where Bo was based at the time he died.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated. He said the cause of the accident at this stage was unknown.

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