No bail for suspected drunk driver

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Mahikeng - A man who allegedly knocked down and killed a pupil while driving a security company's vehicle in Mahikeng has been denied bail, North West police said on Tuesday.

Kabelo Mathikga, 33, appeared in the Mahikeng Magistrate's Court to face charges of culpable homicide and drunken driving on Monday, said Sergeant Philani Nkwalase.

“He was arrested on Saturday following the accident that occurred near the post office in Montshiwa,” said Nkwalase.

Mathikga allegedly ran over a girl while trying to overtake another car at a three-way junction.

The pupil was trying to cross the road near a post office after school at Montshiwa. She was declared dead at the scene.

Mathikga was later attacked and his vehicle damaged by community members and other pupils who witnessed the accident.

Police came to his rescue after they were alerted to the incident by other residents.

The man will be back in court on May 3. - Sapa


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