KZN officer killed in hit and run

2013-09-22 21:57

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Johannesburg - A traffic officer died when she was run over by a vehicle she was trying to stop in Durban on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal community safety and liaison department said.

Thuli Nhlengethwa, 35, was conducting a speed-timing exercise on the N2 Spaghetti junction with her team, said provincial spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane.

She was trying to stop a speeding silver Audi that did not have number plates.

"The vehicle was travelling at 141km/h when the driver knocked her over and fled the scene," said Ncalane. Other officers gave chase.

The driver stopped and ran away, and was still being sought by the police, who had since established that the vehicle was stolen in Roodepoort, Gauteng, said Ncalane.

KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu expressed shock and sadness at Nhlengethwa's death.

"I am deeply saddened by the unwarranted death of such a young and dedicated officer in the line of duty," he said, extending condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.

"The police will not rest until this criminal is apprehended," he said.

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