Truck driver in Chabane case still waiting to hear his fate

2015-08-18 14:05
Collins Chabane. (GCIS)

Collins Chabane. (GCIS)

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Polokwane - A Limpopo truck driver awaiting trial in the culpable homicide case involving late public service minister Collins Chabane, will have to wait another month to know his fate.

Meanwhile, Amukelani Rikhotso, 30, from Giyani, allegedly lunged at a cameraman as he left the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. It is believed that Rikhotse punched the camera, hitting the cameraman on the forehead.

Rikhotso is expected back in court on September 25 to hear the decision from the Director of Public Prosecution on the exact charges levelled against him.

He was arrested in March after being involved in the accident which killed Chabane and two members of his security detail - sergeants Lesiba Sekele and Lawrence Lentsoane.

Rikhotso’s truck crashed into Chabane’s car along the N1 between Polokwane and Mokopane. It is alleged that Rikhotso made a U-turn on the highway and crashed into Chabane’s VW Touareg.

Magistrate Ndivhuwo Munyai postponed the case and warned Rikhotso to appear again for the DPP decision.

However, Rikhotso could be in for another legal battle after he allegedly assaulted a SABC cameraman and damaged his camera.

Police spokesperson Ronel Otto could not immediately confirm if an assault case had been opened.

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