Case against Zimbabwe pilot, who killed one in PE car crash, postponed

A case against a pilot, who allegedly drove his car into two pedestrians in Port Elizabeth killing one of them instantly, has been postponed until October 14.

Kelvin Zirema, a Zimbabwean national working in the city, was arrested in May on the charges of drunk driving, culpable homicide, reckless and/or negligent driving and contravening the immigration act.

According to the reports, the man was inside Audi A4 when the car ploughed into a group of passersby. 36-year-old Anthony Agbo from Nigeria had died on the scene before the medics could assess him, while a 26-year-old woman from Zwide had sustained critical injuries. The surgeons had to cut her whole leg in order to improve the victim’s condition.

It is suspected that Zirema had consumed three whiskeys and a shooter at a braai in the hours leading up to the fatal crash.

After an appeal, the pilot was granted bail and released from custody.

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