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Police hunt for taxi driver allegedly involved in accident which killed cop

It's alleged the driver allegedly lost control of his taxi and collided with Mogamat Faried Galant's car.

Traffic officer Mogamat Faried Galant was killed when a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with his car on 8 March 2016. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN – Authorities are still on the hunt for a taxi driver allegedly involved in a fatal hit and run incident along Jakes Gerwel Drive.

Traffic officer Mogamat Faried Galant was en-route to the Hillstar traffic department yesterday morning when a taxi driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with Galant’s car killing him.

Four other cars were also involved in the accident.

The City’s JP Smith said, “The City has offered a R50,000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the driver. In the meantime, we’re assisting the officer’s family. The officer is Mogamat Faried Galant, he was 35-years-old.” 

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