- Former Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere was killed in a car accident in 2015
- Kady-Shay O’Bryan was in the car with him and was also killed
- Preshalin Naidoo, the driver of the other car stated it was a mechanical problem with his car that caused the accident and not negligence
The driver accused of causing the accident that killed Simba Mhere and his friend Kady Shay O’Bryan in 2015 was sentenced today to ten years in prison.
Preshalin Naidoo had stated previously that is was a mechanical problem with his car, and not negligence which caused the accident which took the Top Billing presenter’s life, and that of his friend.
His defence had added, prior to sentencing, that a prison sentence would be too harsh in this case.
ENCA previously reported that Naidoo had been travelling at 166km/h when he crashed into Mhere and O’Brian on 31 January 2015.
Lorenz Stoger, fleet manager for Car Track had reported that breaks had not been applied harshly and that the car had come to a sudden halt because of the impact of the other vehicles.
Data received from the car tracker installed in Naidoo’s car revealed he had exceeded the national speed limit 37 times, with the fastest drive being on the morning f the accident when he was travelling at 210km/h on the western bypass.
Tweeps have given their opinion after the sentencing.
Simba’s father spoke up in court about his devastation at the loss of his son. He stated he always had big plans for his children and added that there is not one day that goes past where he does not think of Simba.
Kady’s mother also gave insight to her heartbreak when she issued a statement about what she and her family had lost with the passing of her daughter.
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