Cop’s car slams into woman’s house

2010-08-12 00:00

DUDU Zondo of France township narrowly escaped what could have been a fatal accident when a car owned by a police officer knocked down the walls of the RDP house she lives in on Tuesday night.

“I came back from work, took a bath and prepared food. While doing that I heard a loud bang,” Zondo said.

While she was still confused she noticed that the walls of the house had been knocked down.

“I could not see clearly as to what had happened because of the dust that surrounded the accident scene,” she said.

Her cousin, Thembinkosi Mthembu, said, “I was alerted by my brother, Phumlani Hlongwane, that my cousin’s house had been knocked down by a car and she might be hurt, so I rushed to see what had happened.”

Mthembu said the accident was caused by an off-duty officer, who was allegedly drunk.

“My cousin was lucky to have survived because where the house was hit is exactly where she sleeps,” he said.

He said the officer has owned up and agreed to repair the damaged house and buy the furniture that was destroyed during the accident.

Local councillor Skhumbuzo Hadebe said: “I am happy that the policeman involved has taken the decision to compensate the family.”

He added that the policeman called to the scene was not very helpful.

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