LEPHALALE — Edgar Chinyango, the driver of a Toyota Hilux DC with registration number CBF 008 L, overturned the vehicle on Sunday 17 June around 16:30 near the 118 Army Base outside Lephalale. Mary Mabotja (24) died in the incident.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster Spokesperson, it is alleged that Chinyango gave Mabotja a lift to Lephalale and while driving he noticed an animal crossing the road. He lost control and overturned the vehicle. Mabotja was certified dead on the scene by EMS and Chinyango sustained light injuries.
Chinyango is charged with cases of culpable homicide, being an illegal immigrant (he is a Mozambican citizen) and driving without a driver’s licence. The vehicle apparently belongs to his brother.