Tributes pour in for Collins Chabane

As tributes pour in, police await blood test results to confirm whether the truck driver was drunk.

Minister Collins Chabane. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As tributes continue to pour in for late Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, police have confirmed the driver of the truck involved in the collision that killed him has tested positive for alcohol.

Chabane and two of his bodyguards were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed into a track on the N1 near Polokwane this morning.

He and two guards travelling with him were declared dead on the scene.

The police's Ronel Otto says their investigation continues.

Radebe says Chabane will be remembered for his humble and disciplined nature.

"The Congress of the People, Cope, feel a deep sense of anguish at him being taken away from us so unexpectedly as a result of a motor car accident. We are deeply shaken, as no doubt, will be his family."

Police have confirmed that the truck driver who was involved in the collision that killed minister Collins Chabane has tested positive for alcohol.

The police's Ronel Otto says, "The suspect was arrested on charges of culpable homicide as well as reckless and negligent driving, and a breathalyser test indicated that he might have been under the influence of alcohol, so following his arrest he was taken to the hospital to do blood tests which will now be sent to our forensics department in Pretoria for analysing."