Tributes pour in for Collins Chabane
As tributes pour in, police await blood test results to confirm whether the truck driver was drunk.
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.
I only ever met Collins Chabane very briefly, but those few moments were all it took. He was that kind of dude.— Charl du Plessis (@CharlduPlessc) March 15, 2015
Minister Collins Chabane was an incredibly humble, dedicated and hardworking man. It is truly an untimely death. Strength to his loved ones— Marius Redelinghuys (@MariusMR) March 15, 2015
So sad to hear about the passing of minister #CollinsChabane. I remember how tirelessly he worked during the Mandela funeral weekend. RIP.— bongani bingwa (@bonglez) March 15, 2015
The best are dying. RIP #CollinsChabane— Thabo T Mokwele (@TboseBestT) March 15, 2015
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."
Sincere condolences to the Chabane Family on the loss of their father Collins, a thoughtful and committed Cabinet Minister.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 15, 2015
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."