According to a report on News24, experts believe Chabane’s white VW Touareg was travelling at almost 200 kilometres an hour when it collided with a truck making a U-turn on the N1 highway in Limpopo.
Truck driver arrested for culpable homicide
Chabane and his bodyguards Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane were killed instantly, but the driver of the truck survived. He has been arrested for culpable homicide after a breathalyser test proved he had been drinking. He is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
He is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
A police investigator told News24 that the truck driver’s licence had lapsed, and he had a previous arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as two pending cases of assault.
Touareg ripped apart
An analysis of the accident scene shows that the top of the VW Touareg was ripped off as the vehicle skidded underneath the truck. It would have had to have been doing well over the 120km/hour speed limit in order to sustain that much damage. An expert found that there were no brake marks at the scene, but that the drag mark suggested high speed.
An expert found that there were no brake marks at the scene, but that the drag mark suggested high speed.
Passionate, humble servant
According to Gauteng premier David Makhura, Chabane was “an avid golfer who was committed to the development of the sport in the country.” He was also a passionate musician.
Makhura said Chabane was a humble servant of the people who always excelled in positions of responsibility assigned to him.
Earlier, North West premier Supra Mahumapelo called for provincial government employees to honour Chabane through their work.
He said Chabane uncompromisingly promoted good governance in all aspects of the public service.