Suspect nabbed

2013-10-15 00:00

A 24-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly killed a traffic officer in a hit-and-run incident on the N2 in Durban last month was arrested in Cape Town over the weekend.

RTI officer Thuli Nhlengethwa (35) from Pinetown was manning a speed trap on the N2 near Spaghetti Junction when she attempted to stop a silver Audi, which did not have number plates on display. The car was travelling at 141 km/h when the driver knocked her over and fled the scene. Other officers tried in vain to catch the driver, who abandoned the car and fled, leaving a passenger inside. It was later found that the car was stolen from Roodepoort in Gauteng.

Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu welcomed the driver’s arrest, saying he hoped it would help the family find closure.

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