Durban – The alleged intoxicated 63-year-old driver of a bakkie which collided head-on into a car, killing eight family members in Umzumbe on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has been granted R5000 bail.
ehowzit.co.za reported that the man from Ramsgate appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of drunk driving.
He was granted bail of R5 000 and the case was postponed to May 18 for further investigation.
In a statement, MEC for Transport Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda said the driver of the bakkie escaped the crash unharmed but was found to have been over the legal alcohol limit.
The man was arrested at the scene and taken to the Hibberdene police station where he was charged with culpable homicide
This after eight family members, aged between 4 and 52 died on impact when the Golf 1 they were travelling in crashed into the Ford Ranger allegedly being driven by the 63-year-old man.
The crash occurred on the N2 near Umzumbe.