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A SAPS member. Image: Flickr/GCIS.

Policeman dies in accident after working at scene of horror crash that left eight dead

A 37-year-old Constable was killed after he was allegedly knocked from his motorbike before being driven over by a bakkie.

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A SAPS member. Image: Flickr/GCIS.

A 37-year-old Constable died in a road accident in Sepanapudi in Polokwane, Limpopo on Saturday night, 17 December. Vongani Baloyi was riding his personal motorcycle along the R579 Road when the accident occurred.


Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the policeman was attached to the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) in Lebowakgomo.

On the day of his death, Baloyi spent the day attending to a culpable homicide case in which eight people were killed in an accident involving a taxi and a truck near Podungwane.

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“It is understood that soon after concluding the task at the accident scene, the member went to the office in Lebowakgomo and dropped the official vehicle. He then took his private motorbike was riding home to Westenburg when he, unfortunately, met his untimely death,” said Mojapelo.

When the police arrived at the scene, they found the policemen under a Toyota bakkie that allegedly drove over him and dragged him for several metres.

According to the preliminary investigation, the policeman was driving behind another vehicle when he was knocked off his bike and fell into the road, which is when the bakkie drove over him, killing him instantly.

“It is sad to lose such a committed and dedicated member attached to one of our specialized units because of the recklessness of some road users. I urge motorists to be considerate on the road to eliminating this road carnage that continues to rob us, beautiful souls,” said Limpopo police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe.