Potchefstroom: Police management in the province expressed condolences to families of two police officials who died in separate motor vehicle accidents in Hartbeesfontein and Klerksdorp.
In the first accident on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at approximately 21:30, a 46-year-old off-duty Sergeant Itumeleng Mekgwe had just got out of his car after stopping where the road is under construction between Hartbeesfontein and Klerksdorp. It is alleged that a vehicle of which the driver failed to stop, hit him. He was taken to Anncron hospital, but was certified dead on arrival. The member was working at Hartbeesfontein Visible Policing.
In another unrelated accident that occurred yesterday, 12 March 2017 at about 07:30 at Corner OR Tambo and Kock Streets in Klerksdorp, a 32-year-old Constable Nkami Mabula died after a state motor vehicle he was driving in and a private motor vehicle (a Chevrolet Captiva) collided. The Constable who was stationed at Klerksdorp Visible Policing died instantly. The police have opened two separate cases of culpable homicide for investigation.