PE Beachfront accident: Alleged drunk driver and one of his victims identified

12:14 (GMT+2) Tue, 14 May 2019
Picture of accused Kelvin Zirema (Facebook)

Police have identified the man who was arrested for reckless and negligent driving following an accident along Port Elizabeth's Beachfront on Sunday morning

The 31-year-old Kelvin Zirema is also facing a charge of culpable homicide and drunk driving.

Spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu says it is alleged that Zirema was driving in an Audi A4 in the right lane towards Kings Beach when he hit two pedestrians near the McDonald's intersection, killing one instantly.

The deceased was identified as the 36-year-old Anthony Agbo from Nigeria.

According to police, Agbo had only been in the country for a couple of days.

Naidu says it is further alleged that Zirema then lost control of the vehicle and collided into four stationary cars parked near the Humewood Hotel.

Zirema allegedly fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards.

The accused, who is also a qualified helicopter pilot, is a Zimbabwean National who lives and works in Port Elizabeth.

Naidu says a 26-year-old woman from Zwide who lost her left leg in the accident is still in hospital.

Zirema will be back in court on Thursday where he is expected to apply for bail.

Pic: Facebook



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