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Umhlanga pile-up crash truck driver, Sithulile Zulu, granted bail

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Sithulile Zulu, the 22-year-old truck driver involved in the Umhlanga pile-up crash was granted R5 000 bail in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Zulu is facing reckless and negligent driving, and failure to comply with the duties of a driver following an accident.

These charges relate to the multi-vehicle accident on M41 that happened on March 6.

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At least 16 people, including a pregnant woman, were injured when Zulu, who was driving a tipper truck, lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into 47 cars in slow-moving traffic on the M41 highway near Umhlanga.

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The court imposed the following bail conditions:

– He must live at his Mtubatuba residence.

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– Not have contact with his employer.

– Report three times a week to the Mtubatuba police station.

– Inform the investigating officer if he needs to leave the Mtubatuba district.

– His Public Drivers Permit (PDP) is suspended following the finalisation of the matter.

The matter was remanded to June 8, 2023, for further investigations.

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