No arrests made for Ou Kaapse Weg deaths

2019-10-01 06:00

On Saturday 21 September a bakkie transporting 23 contract workers overturned at around 01:30 on Ou Kaapse Weg in Steenberg, leaving nine dead and 14 injured.

Capt Paul Alexander of Kirstenbosch police station has confirmed that six of the nine bodies found at the scene have been identified, with the tenth person having succumbed to his injuries in hospital later that day.

The workers were being transported from work, near Noordhoek, to their homes. While no arrests have been made as yet, Alexander says: “We don’t want to speculate at this time since an arrest might be made. We don’t want to say what we think happened, we will rather wait and say what we know happened.” Those who were injured were taken to Victoria Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. Alexander confirms that those with serious injuries are in critical but stable condition.

The case is still under investigation.

V Anyone with information can call the station on 021 702 8900 and ask for either Capt Alexander or the investigating officer, Const Kemelo Thelejane.

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