• All Share : 48467.57
    DOWN -0.13%
    Top 40 : 3915.95
    DOWN -0.51%
    Financial 15 : 14114.87
    DOWN -0.18%
    Industrial 25 : 58143.41
    DOWN -0.10%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.0278
    DOWN -0.03%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7314
    DOWN -0.30%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.0141
    DOWN -0.13%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1031
    DOWN -0.05%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.6782
    UP 0.03%

  • Gold : 1247.9500
    DOWN -0.03%
    Platinum : 1276.7000
    UP 0.13%
    Silver : 17.4550
    DOWN -0.30%
    Palladium : 776.2500
    UP 0.68%
    Brent Crude Oil : 86.590
    UP 0.43%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Wed Oct 22 10:06:50 SAST 2014

Hit-and-run suspect commits suicide: report

Sapa | 09 July, 2012 08:50
A bicycle wheel.

A Krugersdorp accountant charged with the death of an 18-year-old cyclist has committed suicide, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Beeld reports Wynand Venter, 35, was found in his Noordheuwel home on Friday night, with a gunshot wound to the head, and a pistol lying next to him.

According to Beeld, Venter's lawyers began negotiating with the State last week in the hope of coming to a plea arrangement.

Venter was charged with a hit-and-run accident involving Merzanne van Wyk, an 18-year-old matric pupil from Florida High School on the West Rand, on July 24, 2010.

Van Wyk was knocked off her bicycle and died at the scene after sustaining serious neck and back injuries. Her family found her after becoming concerned when she did not return from her ride.

A witness saw Venter race away from the scene, then briefly stop to close his bonnet. Police found his number plate and arrested him.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Wed Oct 22 10:06:50 SAST 2014 ::