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newsTimeslive reports that the driver of a Toyota Hilux which ploughed into two Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers at a manned roadblock – killing them instantly - had at least three empty bottles of spirits in his vehicle.  

This was revealed by JMPD's Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, who said:  "There were gin bottles and Smirnoff Spin empty bottles inside the car.  The officer who was recording the accident said he couldn’t count the number of bottles."  The driver‚ 34‚ who has been remanded in custody and yet to be charged‚ cannot be named as he has not appeared in court.  The two female JMPD officers‚ Winnie Mokgolo and Sophie Ngoasheng‚ were fatally injured on Monday evening after a motorist lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a roadblock mounted by the JMPD along Witkoppen Road near Montecasino.  Two other female officers‚ two passengers from two stopped vehicles as well as the driver of the Hilux, also sustained serious injuries.

  • Read this report by Neo Goba in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Joburg mayor visits families of killed JMPD officers, at Timeslive

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