Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent his condolences to the households of three metro police officers killed in a automobile atomize allegedly caused by a inebriated driver.
- The officers had been responding to a name for befriend-up after the suspected inebriated driver did not stop after he was flagged down by authorities.
- The alleged inebriated driver’s female passenger was hospitalised, whereas the driver died on the scene.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula talked about he was deeply saddened by the deaths of three Tshwane Metro Police Department officers killed in a head-on collision with a suspected inebriated driver.
The alleged inebriated driver was furthermore killed in the atomize which befell on the N4 between Trans Orange Aspect dual carriageway and Rebecca Aspect dual carriageway in Pretoria West on Sunday.
The officers had been responding to a name for befriend-up after the suspected inebriated driver did not stop after he was flagged down by the officers’ colleagues.
Mbalula recommended the officers and expressed disappointment on the tragic flip of events.
“I am deeply saddened by the premature passing of these valorous public servants who died in the dual carriageway of responsibility. We thank them for his or her service to the nation and commend them for his or her bravery. Might perchance well perchance their souls relaxation in peace.”
He furthermore conveyed his condolences to the bereaved.
“Our true condolences to the family, chums and colleagues of the dull Tshwane Metro Police officers; even supposing there would possibly well be runt solace in such times, will also they be comforted in the working out that their relatives gave their lives to encourage and provide protection to the citizenry.”
The alleged inebriated driver’s female passenger had been hospitalised.
An investigation into the actual clarification for the atomize was below skill, talked about Mbalula in a assertion.
News24 reported that at around 02: 00, the officers observed a automobile utilizing recklessly in opposition to oncoming traffic in the Pretoria CBD. They tried to prevent the automobile, however the driver sped off. The officers gave proceed and called for befriend-up.
The three TMPD officers had been in a single other automobile in the region when the name for befriend-up came by – the suspect was heading in opposition to them. Their automobile was then infected by a head-on collision with the motorist.
The three officers died on the scene.
Empty and total alcohol bottles had been found in the suspect’s automobile.