Suspended KZN top cop’s son killed in car crash

2017-04-24 10:44
Suspended KZN police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni's son‚ Bryan (23)‚ was killed in a car accident in Durban on Sunday morning.

Suspended KZN police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni's son‚ Bryan (23)‚ was killed in a car accident in Durban on Sunday morning. (File)

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Pietermaritzburg - The son of suspended KZN police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni and former Pietermaritzburg cluster commander Lucas Ngobeni was killed in a car accident on Sunday morning in Umgeni Road, Durban.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed that the Ngobenis’ son, Bryan (23), was among the three people who were killed in the car accident.

Gwala said it was alleged that at 2.40 am a VW Polo with three occupants crashed on the north bound lane on Umgeni Road opposite the railway station.

She said the driver, Ngobeni’s son, and one passenger were found lying on the side of the road while the other passenger was trapped inside the vehicle when it burst into flames.

Gwala said all three occupants were declared dead at the scene. The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage. She said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated by Durban Central SAPS.

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to the families. May God give them eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain,” said Gwala.

Acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane suspended Ngobeni in May 2016 following allegations of gross misconduct.

Ngobeni was accused of having a possibly corrupt relationship with Durban businessman Thoshan Panday.

Despite Ngobeni recently winning a court order allowing her to return to work, Phahlane’s office said she would remain suspended as they were planning on appealing the court ruling.

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