NPA welcomes Pinetown decision

A Pinetown court rejected the bail application of truck driver Sanele May.

The wreckage of a minibus taxi is pictured after a major accident in Pinetown, KZN, at the base of Field's Hill on 5 Septemeber 2013. Picture: @TowingHERS/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has welcomed the Pinetown Magistrates Court's decision to reject the bail application of truck driver Sanele May.

May is accused of killing 24 people when his truck crashed into several vehicles in Pinetown.

The court found the driver was in the country illegally and therefore would be required to legalise his residency while awaiting trial if he were to be granted bail.

May's truck ploughed into four minibus taxi's and two cars at an intersection last month.

His case has been postponed to 12 November.

The NPA's Nathi Mncube said, "We have to wait for the investigations to be completed and we're hoping we'll be able to secure sufficient evidence to have him convicted."

May had claimed the brakes of the truck failed.