The family of a man who was killed in a horrific car crash involving Skolopad says they want answers.
Fred Tlali died last month when his car was involved in a head-on collision in the Free State.
Skolopad told the Daily Sun she was driving to the police station with two cops and her daughter after a family altercation.
The officers reportedly got into her car after instructing her to drive to the nearest police station.
Skolopad said the crash that nearly killed her last month happened while she was driving to the police station to be arrested! The 35-year-old was driving on Mampoi Road in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, when she collided with an oncoming car.
Skolopad said when she beat her troubled daughter in front of two cops, they told her to drive with them to Mokodumela cop shop.
The two then got into Skolopad’s black Renault with her and her daughter.
Skolopad, whose real name is Nonhlanhla Qwabe, said: “The woman was sitting with my daughter in the back while the man was in the passenger seat.
“I hit a speed bump and the cop in the back turned the steering wheel. I then collided into an oncoming car,” she claimed.
“How could she do that while the car was moving? My daughter sustained injuries to her left knee. That cop nearly killed us.”
The entertainer sustained serious injuries in the crash that left 61-year-old Fred dead. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the man’s nephew, Nelson Ntlele, says they want justice.
“I buried my uncle because of Skolopad and she needs to give us answers. My uncle had a wife and many children. What will happen to them now? As a family we will go all the way to find out what happened and those responsible must pay for it because if it wasn’t for the accident my uncle would still be alive.”
Skolopad was discharged from hospital last Friday – the day before Fred’s funeral.
Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide
They are also looking into why Skolopad was allowed to drive herself to the police station with the officers inside her vehicle.
“Incidents or claims that occurred leading up to the accident will be attended to as the investigation continues… the administration issues around this particular incident… will be in the docket and later presented before the court when the time comes. To say, during the incident what happened exactly and why would the police be in the car, that belongs to Skolopad. All those issues will be deliberated in court (sic),” a police spokesperson told TshisaLIVE.
After being discharged on Friday, she now has to use crutches and a wheelchair until she heals.
Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated.
“A constable and an officer were rushed to hospital. The constable was taken to ICU. A 61-year-old man in the other car died.”