Driver admits drinking before horror crash

2013-11-13 22:13

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Pretoria - The mechanical engineer accused of murdering a group of joggers in Midrand by ploughing into them with his car, has admitted to drinking a few beers that day, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

State prosecutor Mervyn Menigo told the court the State and defence had reached an agreement and that Sibusiso Langa admitted he used alcohol and had "a couple of beers" on the day of the accident, 22 October 2011.

Langa, 46, on Monday pleaded not guilty to five charges of murder, one of attempted murder, and one of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Reneilwe Lesenyeho, 31, Gaolojwe Isaac Tlale, 37, Moroesi Margeret Mokoatsi, 35, Given Mills, 30, and Nomvula Regina Dumako, 35, died and Abegail Stengile nearly died - when Langa allegedly crashed into them as they were jogging next to Lever Road in Midrand.

The State alleges Langa was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time. All of the victims died of multiple blunt force injuries.

The trial continues.

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