Police Van Kills A 13-Year-Old In A Hit-And-Run Accident

Witnesses to the heinous crime, which occurred in broad daylight at 14:20, are alleged to have quickly followed the police vehicle before obtaining its number plate. “We are aware.

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Police Van Kills A 13-Year-Old In A Hit-And-Run Accident

A police van driver is in serious trouble after reportedly killing a child in a hit-and-run. On Thursday, a tragedy occurred in Gauteng’s East Rand.

According to reports, a 13-year-old child was killed in KwaThema on the East Rand. The police van did not stop to take responsibility for the accident, making it a hit-and-run. The deceased was with her 7-year-old brother, whom she pushed away in what appeared to be an act of self-sacrifice in order to save his life.

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Witnesses to the heinous crime, which occurred in broad daylight at 14:20, are alleged to have quickly followed the police vehicle before obtaining its number plate. “We are aware. We learnt about it last night (Thursday) when members of the public reported it to us on social media,” IPID spokesperson Grace Langa confirmed.

“Indeed it happened. We are starting to investigate the matter today (Friday). We will ensure justice for the family,” Langa said.

Two cops were allegedly in the van. A female police officer was driving. She allegedly knocked down the child, drove away and left the dead body on the scene. Langa, however, could not elaborate further on the matter.

Langa said they will also charge the police officer on duty as they failed to report the incident to the police watchdog, as per the IPID Act. The police watchdog has not ruled out the possibility of further charges being added to the docket. “We will ensure justice for the family,” Langa said.

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The terror might have never caught urgent attention had it not been for a Twitter user with nearly 20 000 followers.

“SA Police Service Eastrand Kwa-Thema just killed a Child hit and run, leaving child’s dead body on the streets,” @KingMntungwa tweeted before drawing over 3 000 retweets on Thursday.

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