Lift death: Charges provisionally withdrawn

2013-08-02 00:00

CHARGES against Ronnie Williams, who worked on a lift at Merrivale Superspar, were provisionally withdrawn by the Howick Magistrate’s Court.

He was charged in connection with the death of Lucinda Eksteen, an employee at the supermarket, last month after the lift collapsed.

Williams’s culpable homicide charge was withdrawn as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution (DDPP) is yet to make a decision on the case.

Williams, who said he still doesn’t know why he was charged, told The Witness he has had sleepless nights. “This has affected me badly as a self-employed person. I was not coping with this, but for now it’s a relief for me.”

His attorney, Norman Abrahams, said they would wait for the DDPP to make a decision. “Williams is a welder, not a technician, but was employed to do some work on the lift.”

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