They always laughed and cracked jokes – dad of twins killed in a hit-and-run

2015-12-09 12:58


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Bloemfontein – The father of twin brothers who were killed in a hit-and-run tragedy said he was left shattered after he watched one of them dying.

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Flex Dlamini said the twins were on their way to play with friends when the incident happened. Anejongo and Zukiswa, 14, were killed on Monday afternoon on the N1 near Thabong in Welkom.

Free State police said the driver of a white Ford Focus, allegedly travelling at high speed, "lost control of the vehicle and accidentally hit the two boys who were standing at a nearby corner". 

Dlamini's home was not far from the highway.

The boys died at the scene. 

Manhunt for driver

Dlamini told News24 he was with the twins minutes before the accident happened. “I was with them before the accident – they asked me for R4 to go play snooker with one of their friends," he said. 

“And then as I was sitting outside, I heard a loud bang and I just thought someone was firing gunshots but then I saw the car rolling into a neighbour’s yard... little did I know that something had happened to my boys.”   

Dlamini said he was informed by an eyewitness that his boys were hit by a speeding car. 

“When I got to the accident scene, I found one lying down, already dead. I then called the police and paramedics – but five minutes after paramedics had arrived, the second one died," he said.

"It was heartbreaking to witness them die like that. They were always laughing and they loved cracking jokes. I will miss their passion and hard work," he said.  

Police have since launched a manhunt for the driver.

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