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MANZINI – It has emerged that two Swazi truck drivers, who had been employed by Gregory Govender, were involved in horrific accidents and suffered permanent disabilities after the Sanele May incident.

The news was shared on the Sanele May Support Group.
The two Swazi drivers currently reside in Nhlangano and Mankayane and are no longer employed.
“It was revealed that the owner of the truck, Govender which Sanele was involved in has had two of his other trucks being involved in an accident between 2014 and 2015 besides the Sanele accident. In both incidents, the drivers were from Swaziland just like Sanele was and they were severely injured. One had his arm amputed at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg (sic),” it was disclosed on the page.

The trucking company that May and the other two Swazis worked in has since changed its name to Mount Moria. Some of those who commented in the group said there was a need for the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) to conduct thorough investigations regarding truck incidents in that country to determine their root cause.
The two truck drivers are back in the country as they were seriously injured and suffered permanent disabilities.

They had been hospitalised in SA health facilities for some time before returning to the kingdom.
“One of the drivers was hospitalised for three months. It should be clarified that these two accidents took place after the Sanele May accident,” the commenter said.
During the Sanele trial, Govender, under the plea and sentence agreement, paid a combined fine of E25 000.
Meanwhile, May is serving a 10-year jail term at the Umzinto Correctional Services facility for his role as the driver in the incident.

In September 2013, the truck hurtled down Fields Hill after its brakes failed to apply.
May took the first off-ramp towards Richmond Road, Pinetown. The truck went through the intersection - smashing into two cars and four minibus taxis in an incident that killed 22 people immediately. Another two people later died in hospital.


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