Hunt continues for driver of speeding vehicle that killed traffic officer

2013-09-25 00:00

WHILE the family of the traffic officer killed by a speeding car on Sunday morning was yesterday busy finalising her funeral arrangements, the hunt for the driver of the car has still yielded no results.

Road Traffic Inspectorate officer Thuli Nhlengethwa (35), a mother of two, is expected to be buried on Saturday.

She died on the scene when she tried to stop the car on the N2 Spaghetti Junction, where she and colleagues were involved with a speed monitoring exercise.

Her fiancé Mdu Zwane earlier told The Witness lobola had already been paid, and they were busy with the arrangements for their wedding scheduled to take place towards the end of the year.

Police have confirmed that the Audi that hit Nhlengethwa had been stolen from a car dealer in Gauteng. The passenger found in the car after the driver had abandoned it and fled on foot, was a plumber he had picked up next to the road to do work at his house, the police said.

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