Western Cape Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teenager in Hit-and-Run

Western Cape Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teenager in Hit-and-Run

  • A South African Police Service officer stationed in the Western Cape was arrested for being involved in a hit-and-run incident while intoxicated
  • The officer allegedly hit a teenager who was walking on the side of the road and knocked him over and he later died
  • The officer's number plate was found on the scene, which led to her arrest, leaving many in the country upset by her conduct

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

A SAPS officer was arrested after a hit-and-run accident took a teenager's life
South Africans are angered by a police officer whose reckless driving took a teenager's life. Images: OJ Koloti/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Tara Moore
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WESTERN CAPE – A member of the South African Police Service was arrested in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape after she was involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a teenager. The officer was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

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According to TimesLIVE, the incident took place on 3 March 2024 in Kraaifontein. The police officer allegedly knocked the teenager over because she was driving at a high speed and did not stop. When cops arrived, they found the registration plate of the police car she booked out.

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She was summoned to the scene but arrived in her personal vehicle. She was arrested for reckless and negligent driving, culpable homicide and driving under the influence. She appeared in the Kuils River Magistrates Court on 5 March. The case was postponed.

South Africans slam the officer

South Africans on Facebook did not hide their disappointment that the officer was involved in such an incident.

Rajiv Singh said:

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"This is the calibre of police we have in SA."

Sothandokuhle Mbaleki Gwele said:

"I think she was drunk. That's why she ran. For a sergeant, she should have known better."

Velocity Meme said:

"A police sergeant should know better what to do if you hit someone on the road."

Leonard Nyandoro Muzunze said:

"Rotten apples in SAPS."

Western Cape officer arrested for drug possession

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a member of the SAPS was recently arrested after drugs were found on him.

The police received a tip-off that someone was transporting illegal firearms in the vicinity. The police acted on the tip-off and tracked the vehicle's driver, who happened to be the officer.

They found mandrax worth over R200,000 and South Africans are disappointed in him.

Source: Briefly News

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