Jogger killed before birthday

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Lentswe, Orkney - The jogger who were knocked down and killed on the Klerksdorp/Orkney road last week has been identified as Thapelo Irvin Nkalase.

He was run over only a few days before his 17th birthday on Saturday 30 June. According to W/O Elize Kruger, police spokesperson, Nkalase was knocked down by a silver BMW. “The driver of the BMW lost control over the vehicle. It is suspected that a white Nissan bakkie did not stop at a stop sign from the direction of Kanana and drove in front of the oncoming BMW who was travelling in the direction of Klerksdorp.

The BMW overturned several times, knocking Nkalase down who was jogging on the edge of the road,’’ she said.

The accident happened early on Wednesday 27 June. Nkalase died on the scene. The driver of the BMW sustained minor injuries.

The police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.