Umzumbe crash case postponed

2018-05-31 06:02

THE loved ones of the eight family members who were killed in a car accident near Umzumbe in January were shocked and disappointed after the court case against the man accused of being responsible for the accident was postponed yet again at the Port Shepstone Regional Court on Friday.

“The thing [court case] did not even last two minutes, and we came all the way from Umzumbe for it,” said a disgruntled family relative. He said they however hoped that justice would eventually prevail.

On January 23, eight people belonging to the same family were all killed when the car they were travelling in was involved in a head on collision with a bakkie on the N2 in Umzumbe.

The driver of the bakkie faces charges of drunken driving and eight counts of culpable homicide. The case was postponed to July 6.

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