Pretoria police apprehended an allegedly drunk driver who had slammed his car into four pedestrians fatally injuring two of them, and sending two others to hospital.
The driver apparently fell asleep sending his car onto the sidewalk along Makapanstad road next to the Rampi garage on Thursday night.
The eyewitnesses said it was a black BMW driving at high speed and hiting the four pedestrians on the side of the road. The paramedics who had responded to the scene declared two people dead and took the other two victims to hospital with serious injuries.
After a medical assessment, the driver was declared under the alcohol influence and was arrested immediately.
The charges of two counts of murder, two attempted murders and causing grievous bodily harm will be brought against him soon.