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2020/08/25      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer J Swartbooi   |   Province:  Western Cape

BISHOP LAVIS: The Station Commander of Bishop Lavis SAPS , Brigadier Christopher Jones is highly concerned about cases of Culpable Homicide registered on Robert Sobukwe Drive. As members of SAPS we would not like to have this road being dubbed as “THE ROAD OF DEATH”.

In two isolated cases, in a short space of time, teenagers lost their lives whilst driving on Bicycles using the public road. On Sunday 16 August 2020 at about 15:40 SAPS members was dispatched to the scene of crime on Robert Sobukwe drive. Upon Arrival they saw a black vehicle in the middle of the road. They found the lifeless body of a 16-year-old boy on the scene. It is alleged that three young boys was racing with their bicycles in the middle of the road, when two bicycles collided with one another and the driver drove into one of the boys. The victim passed away on the scene.

On Saturday 22 August 2020 at about 21:20, SAPS members rushed to the corner of Salm Road and Robert Sobukwe Drive. The members found a young boy lying in the road that sustained injuries and was declared dead on the scene. It is alleged according to an eyewitness, that the driver of a blue Toyota Run X, knocked the 13-year-old  boy from his bicycle at a very high speed. The eyewitness could not take down the registration as the driver drove off. The investigating officer has since, after following up on numerous leads, made contact with the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Anyone with information is requested to share information via Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or alternatively contact the investigating Officer Warrant Officer Rochelle Van Schalkwyk on 082 312 7221 or Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi on 082 302 8437.