Driver Of Intercape Bus Which Overturned On Friday Arrested Trying To Escape From SA

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested the driver of the Intercape Bus which overturned near Polokwane last week while travelling from Harare to Johannesburg. At least nine people died in the accident while more than 50 people were injured. The driver who has not been named is facing multiple charges of culpable homicide. Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said,

The police in Westenburg outside Polokwane have arrested the driver of the bus involved in this horrific accident. He tried to cross the border to Zimbabwe after he was taken to hospital with other 51 injured passengers for medical treatment…As the process of intensive investigations by the police was unfolding, especially on the possible cause of that accident, he then disappeared following his discharge from hospital and fled towards the Beitbridge port of entry…This arrested suspect will appear before the Polokwane Magistrate Court on Tuesday the 26 September 2018 on nine counts of culpable homicide and on the possible additional charges at a later stage.

More: Herald

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