'Killer' Hummer driver appears in court

2011-12-21 19:22

Pretoria - A boyish-looking 31-year-old man who allegedly ran over and killed two motorcyclists with a stolen Hummer appeared briefly in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The case against Indi Himalindi Chiyabu, who faces two charges of culpable homicide, was adjourned to January 10 to allow his lawyer Rudolph Mogashoa to receive all the evidence from the State.

Bikers Johannes Kruger and Pieter Coetzee were killed when the Hummer which Chiyabu was allegedly driving ploughed into them on Rachel de Beer Road in Pretoria on October 16 2010.

Two motorcycles and the Hummer caught fire. Coetzee and Kruger died at the scene. Chiyabu was initially reported to have fled the accident scene.

Coetzee's son, also called Pieter, lost his leg in the accident.

  • lukas2 - 2011-12-21 19:49

    Zuma believes that this guy should be given a chance at rehabilitation. I say bring back the death penalty.

      Gail - 2011-12-22 12:20

      Where does it say that Zuma wants this guy to be given a chance at rehab? This guy sounds like a Zimbabwean to me and a flight risk.

      lukas2 - 2011-12-25 14:15

      Zuma does not support the death penalty in general.

  • Berkold - 2011-12-21 19:57

    Murder charges should be brought, if not already done so.

  • willem.wulfse - 2011-12-21 20:44

    Reminds me of the Leon Schuster movie 'I am black'.

  • inwardk - 2011-12-21 21:12

    I wonder why charges only pressed now. Does anyone know the reason for the delay?

  • Leon - 2011-12-21 21:56

    And it took 14 month to get to court?

  • Hadassah57 - 2011-12-22 07:17

    Murder is murder... what does the justice system not understand about that!!!

  • Vivian - 2011-12-22 07:28

    Take him down and this seems very dodgy as the original story quoted that a 14 year old was driving the vehicle now is states that a boyish-looking 31 year old, come on people we are NOT retarded, get the real driver named

  • Hendrik - 2011-12-22 07:46

    It was earlier reported that this Zambian family had some high-level dealings with government. It was probably high enough to buy them time to procure a scapecoat (a "boyish-looking" one!), to double for their murderous 14-year-old son who is of course as untouchable as our esteemed Prez himself (ref rape-charges circa 2006...) But do not kid yourselves into making some kind of racial thing out of this - corruption does not know colour or creed.

  • Tracy - 2011-12-22 08:22

    The Biker community has been watching this case very closely, and we await to see if the justice system will fail us or play in our favour.... If you want the BIKER community to be up in arms and for us to return to our old ways then the justice system must fail us!

      John - 2011-12-22 08:44

      Tracy, justice needs to be served AND the reasons for all the delays exposed. If there have been attempts at cover ups, then those people should also be exposed and charged. On the other hand, your threats are uncalled for. There are unfortunately enough bikers riding like total A-Holes and disregard for the rules of the road There is a BM GS1200 that WILL end up in pieces along the R44 between Strand and Stellenbosch. This motorcyclist that commutes daily exemplifies everything that a biker should not be. I wonder daily what places him above the law, but unfortunatley, when the day comes that his aggressive behaviour bites, the motorist will get the blame.

      Jason - 2011-12-22 10:14

      Yip Tracy, just like a Bikers mentality - so many bikers endanger our lives daily on the roads, as they believe the roads belong only to Bikers, you dont see motorists claiming "Old ways" or threatening anyone, so who are you to threaten anyone, get the biker gangs to ride properly, and obey the road regulations like the rest of us first!!

  • Martin - 2011-12-22 11:36

    An Eye for an Eye. He should fry . bring back the death penalty .

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