Johannesburg - The family of one-year-old Britney Ruguwa who died when she was allegedly run over by a speeding vehicle within her creche's premises on Saturday, have claimed that Sandringham police officers turned them away without opening a case.
"We were even at the Sandringham [South African Police Service] SAPS [on Saturday] evening begging the police officers to arrest the driver, but they tell us we should return on Monday as it is a weekend. The police said the motorist was at the station earlier, and they let him walk. I have lost my bundle of joy, and this is what I get from police," Britney's inconsolable mother Chiedza Sjambok told African News Agency (ANA).
Sjambok said she dropped her child at the creche as she was going to work on Saturday morning.
"I received a message from someone saying he is the 'husband of the principal Sikhanyiso', saying they are trying to call me. When I called back, they told me to meet them at Edenvale Hospital because my child has fallen. It was only at the hospital that I got to know that my little angel was fighting for her life, on life support," Sjambok said.
Britney's aunt Veronica alleged the police officers at Sandringham told them they could not open a case because it was "a weekend".