Newtown hit-and-run suspect arrested

2016-11-28 21:50


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Johannesburg - The man believed to be responsible for knocking down a woman and dragging her under his bakkie in Newtown, Johannesburg, earlier this month, has been arrested, police said on Monday.

He was arrested on Monday afternoon and would appear in court soon on charges of reckless or negligent driving, Captain Kay Makhubela said.

Founder of community crime-fighting initiative eBlockwatch, Andre Snyman, said the man was caught with the help of CCTV footage. People in a shop near the scene of the hit-and-run recognised him.

In the video footage, a white bakkie knocks the woman down as it turns the corner at the intersection of Bree and Gerard Sekoto streets on November 16.

She was dragged under the left front wheel for about 60m. She survived.


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