Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Theunissen: On Sunday; 18 October 2020, the police were called to a scene at ZR Mahabane road where they found a man who was hit by a motor vehicle and burnt beyond recognition.

It is alleged that a 34 year old driver of a BMW vehicle, was driving from Bloemfontein to Welkom when he overtook another vehicle and hit what he suspected to be an object. He stopped the vehicle to inspect the damage.

While standing outside, he was made aware by other drivers that he hit a man. It is further alleged that the victim was lying on the ground where he got burnt as the vehicle caught fire. He immediately reported the matter to the police.

The deceased is still kept at the Welkom government mortuary. The police are therefore looking for his relatives to come forward for identification purposes. He was wearing leopards’ animal printed clothes, yellow and black in colour.