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Truck Driver Still on the run after Running Over Killing a Traffic Officer in Komatipoort

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The truck driver whose truck knocked a traffic officer in Komatipoort killing him on the scene on May 5th is still on the run.

The truck driver callously ran over a traffic officer, Christopher Ndimande, who was performing his regular duties on the N4 toll road near Komatipoort.

Law enforcement officials are urging the public to come forward with any information that might aid in the investigation as the driver has not yet been arrested.

Expressing dismay at the incident, Mpumalanga’s acting MEC for community safety, security, and liaison, Busisiwe Shiba, condemned the reckless actions of the truck driver.

“It is alleged the truck driver failed to stop at the scene,” stated Shiba.

“The police and traffic officers are in pursuit of the suspect.” She emphasized the importance of holding accountable those who violate road safety regulations, underscoring the need for swift justice.

Shiba also issued a plea to all road users, particularly truck drivers, urging them to exercise caution and prioritize the safety of themselves and others, including law enforcement officers.

“Without casting any aspersions on these crashes, we want those who may be in the wrong to face the full consequences of their actions,” she asserted.

Amidst the grief and outrage, tributes pour in for Ndimande, who is remembered not only as a dedicated public servant but also as a beloved family member and colleague.

Described by his peers as a passionate and diligent professional, Ndimande dedicated nearly three decades to ensuring road safety.

“He was full of laughter, but very strict when it came to his job, because to him, safety on the road was his priority,” reminisced a colleague. “He will forever be missed.”

The loss of Ndimande has left a profound void in both his family and the Department of Community Safety and Security.

His family, grieving the loss of a loving father, husband, and pillar of strength, calls for justice to be served.

“His arrest might not bring Ndimande back, but it will bring closure to the family,” they expressed.

As preparations are made for Ndimande’s funeral, scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, in KaMagugu, the community unites in mourning the loss of a dedicated public servant and advocating for safer roads for all.

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