Horror crash: Truck driver denied bail

2012-07-17 17:07

Johannesburg - The driver of the truck that collided with a coal train in Mpumalanga, killing 26 people, was denied bail on Tuesday.

George Mandlazi, 32, would be back in the Barberton Magistrate's Court on August 14, police spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

The collision happened last Friday, at a level crossing on the N4 between Malelane and Hectorspruit.

The truck was carrying farm workers. A total of 26 people were killed in the accident and several others were injured.

The train dragged the truck for about 200m, leaving bodies with limbs missing and scattered on the ground.

The coal train had been travelling from Witbank to Maputo.

  • Kevin Nicklin - 2012-07-17 17:18

    Am certain that he is one of the many drivers on our roads that bought their licenses. The people at traffic department that sell them their licenses should also be locked up!

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-17 17:47

    When are they going to start denying real hardcore criminals including murderers and rapist bail?

      Jeanet - 2012-07-17 18:53

      I guess he was one "unlucky" was friday the 13th

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-17 19:56

    Obviously he is not an ANC supporter, the murder accused obviously are. R1000 vs no bail - corruption.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-17 20:02

    human error could have been avoided if there was a boom. I say both parties are equally to blame

  • dumza246 - 2012-08-06 01:11

    This is a lesson to all drivers especially those who carry passengers to change their behaviors, by khowing what happened to this negligent and reckless drviver.

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