A police’s car struck three students who were strolling on the sidewalk along the Old Faure Road in Mfuleni, Cape Town on Monday and killed two kids.
The cops were allegedly traveling at a fast rate of speed, according to a resident.
“The kids tried to run when they saw the vehicle coming towards them but they couldn’t beat the speeding vehicle,” a resident said.
Luvuyo Ndlovu, another witness, claimed to have been on the same roadway when a car sped past him.
“With the way they were driving I knew they were going to cause an accident,” he said.
“A few minutes later I heard a big bang and when I looked back I saw three learners in uniform lying next to the road.”
He claimed that the children did not deserve to have their lives cut short in such a way.
“We hope this time the South African justice won’t fail the families,” said Ndlovu.
The police are thought to have been hurrying to the scene of a hijacking.
They struck the children as the driver attempted to pass a car in front of them and two kids were killed.
The irate neighborhood wanted to attack the police, but their leaders restrained them.
According to Colonel Andre Traut, spokesman for SAPS in Western Cape, two adolescent male pedestrians were murdered and a third was hurt after they were hit by a police vehicle. He also stated that Mfuleni police are looking into a case of culpable homicide.
“The circumstances surrounding the accident are yet to be determined. The occupants of the police vehicle were not injured during the accident,” added Traut.