Driver to be charged over Simba Mhere crash

2015-01-31 14:55

Johannesburg - The driver of a VW Polo which crashed into TV presenter Simba Mhere's car, killing him and another passenger, faces charges of reckless and negligent driving and culpable homicide, according to reports.

The popular Top Billing presenter died in a car accident on his way to OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning, the SABC reported.

Eyewitness News reported that Mhere was travelling on William Nicol Road when his Mitsubishi collided with a VW Polo and a Mazda.

Johannesburg Metro Police confirmed to EWN that the driver of the VW Polo will be charged. The driver reportedly crossed over the middle island and collided with Mhere's car.

The third passenger in the car, Mhere's father, survived the crash.

According to reports, Mhere was on his way to the airport to board a flight to Cape Town, where he was due to attend the J&B Met horse race.

According to his profile on the Top Billing website, Mhere was born in Zimbabwe and moved to Johannesburg as a baby. He attended Randpark High School and studied at the University of Johannesburg. He won the Top Billing Presenter Search in 2010.

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