Family of crash victim prays for healing

The public has been urged to help the police with their investigation into the deadly Oxford Road crash.

Areff Haffejee and his wife Carine - he was killed on 9 January 2013 after his R8 crashed on Oxford Road in Saxonworld. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have appealed for information from the public as questions remain around an accident on Oxford Road in which claimed the lives of two people including a police officer.

Constable Goodman Lubisi died in the Saxonwold crash on Thursday morning after a driver of an Audi R8 allegedly sped off with him inside the vehicle.

This after police apparently discovered a small amount of dagga in his car.

Areff Haffejee lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, wall and light pole - instantly killing him.

However, his family have also raised questions about whether dagga was actually found in his car.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says, "We are investigating all the circumstances that led to the accident."

At the same time, an emotional Carine Haffajee says she is completely heartbroken.

"We understand that healing comes over time. The family has been spending a lot of time praying for Areff and getting over his death as quickly as possible."