The reckless driver who caused the death of Top Billing presenter, Simba Mhere has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in South Africa.
Preshalin Naidoo was sentenced on Monday by Magistrate David Mahango after being on trail since the 2015 tragedy. The 27 year old was found guilty of two count charges of Culpable homicide.
Before the Monday sentence, Magistrate Mahango shared how wary road users have become of the recklessness of drivers, adding that his resolve to jail Naidoo was the only realistic punishment.
In his words:
“Culpable homicide is one of the most serious crimes one can commit. Road users generally don’t feel safe. I cannot understand what could have influenced him to drive so recklessly. The only realistic punishment is a term of imprisonment.”
Simba Mhere and his close friend, Kady-Shay O’Bryan were killed in a car crash on 31st January, 2015. According to witness report, the ghastly accident which was a collision of three cars occurred on William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg. Further investigation revealed that Naidoo was driving at over 200 KM an hour before the tragic accident.
Further reports also reveal that Naidoo might be pleading for a lighter sentence or correctional supervision.