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Driver in court for fatal bakkie crash

Crime & Courts

Greytown - The man accused of the murder of five children after his bakkie plunged into a dam appeared in the Greytown Magistrate's Court on Monday, a court official said.

The matter was postponed to August 5 for further investigation, district court prosecutor Ryan Peo said.

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Phelelani Mchunu, 24, lost control of his bakkie, carrying 29 schoolchildren, on the D532 road in the Rietvlei area, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, and plunged into a farm sludge dam on May 12.

Twenty-four children managed get out of the dam alive.

He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and reckless or negligent driving.

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