Man crashes into truck, burns to death

2011-01-03 19:59

Malalane - An Mpumalanga man is reported to have assaulted his wife and then accidentally killed himself when he raced off in his bakkie and crashed.

The 32-year-old man drove his Toyota Hilux bakkie head-on into a truck on the N4 highway at Matsulu, near Malalane, at about 15:00 on Monday afternoon.

"The bakkie burst into flames and the driver burnt to death," said Matsulu police spokesperson Constable Edith Khumalo.

She said the truck driver sustained minor injuries.

She said police were investigating a case of culpable homicide, but not one relating to the assault of the man's wife, as the assault case had not been reported to the police.

“No assault case has been laid with us, so we are just taking the accident as it is," she said.

  • dillinger4 - 2011-01-03 20:16


  • Bryan - 2011-01-03 21:15

    It is a thing called karma or blind-justice. Somewhere, sometime you are going to pay for your ill conceived actions.

  • U1 - 2011-01-04 08:50

    Karma is a bitch.....

  • Darwinian - 2011-01-04 10:57

    Violence against woman is still a BURNING issue.....

  • Darwinian - 2011-01-04 11:03

    Violence against woman is still a burning issue....

  • Darwinian - 2011-01-04 11:04

    Violence against woman is still a burning issue...

      Barry M - 2011-01-04 13:13

      We get it!

      reibad - 2011-01-04 14:15

      Darwinian..Dalmatian..Doberman..You must have been seriously Violated? You must have been seriously Violated? You must have been seriously Violated? You must have been seriously Violated? Repeatedly? Repeatedly? Repeatedly? Repeatedly? Brewers Yeast helps for Brain Damage!

  • reibad - 2011-01-04 14:10

    Hi African Eye...or is it African Aai? With AN lack of grammar problem such as "AN Mpumalanga man",... don't you have a job for my gardener's son? He is dyslectic, but like you has a knack to report news!!!

      zazababy - 2011-01-05 12:07


  • zazababy - 2011-01-05 11:57

    y ppl hav 2 committe suicide mara? its all about being selfish and hav low self esteem. ppl mus believe dat life can move on with or without a man/women in your life.

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