Driver in Rietvlei crash got 5 yrs

2015-01-30 00:00

BAKKIE driver Phelelani James Mchunu (25) was jailed for five years last ­September after his bakkie plunged ­into a sludge dam in Rietvlei on May 12, killing five school pupils.

Mchunu pleaded guilty to five counts of culpable homicide arising from the incident.

He said he had been transporting 28 pupils to school when the brakes of his bakkie failed while going down a steep hill.

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