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Crash: Judith Sephuma behind the wheel

2013-02-04 08:30
 
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Cape Town – Police confirmed to IOL News on Monday that award-winning jazz singer Judith Sephuma is being investigated after her car ran over an elderly pedestrian in Soweto last week.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela told SAPA that a case of culpable homicide was being investigated after the singer's car crashed into a 79-year-old woman as she was crossing a street on Monday.

He said the accident happened in Jabulani at about 07:00 on 28 January and that Sephuma took the woman to Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital herself, where the woman died two hours later.

The case, originally one of reckless or negligent driving, was turned into a culpable homicide case after the pedestrian died in hospital.

 "After the investigation is completed, the case will be taken to court for a decision (on whether to prosecute)," Makhubela told IOL News.

A court date has not been determined yet and Sephuma has not been arrested.

Makhubela said that possible speeding made out part of the ongoing investigation and that police were still waiting for a post-mortem report as well as witness statements.

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