34-year-old Pretoria man hit by car while sourcing money for his wedding


A 34-year-old Montana resident is recovering in hospital after he was struck by a car on Saturday afternoon, in Annlin, Pretoria.

Jannie van Niekerk suffered a shattered left arm and torn ligaments in his right leg as a result of the accident which happened around 16:00, according to his fiancée Anelle Scholtz.

Van Niekerk was struck on the corner of Sefako Makgatho Drive and Parsley Street while moving between the cars requesting money from motorists for his upcoming wedding.


“We held my baby shower earlier on Saturday, and Jannie and his friends went out at about 14:45,” Scholtz, who is six months pregnant, said.

“He had apparently been in the road and had gotten money from a motorist when he turned around to move to another car.

“This was when he got hit.”

Scholtz said Van Niekerk was lying unconscious on the road when a stranger stopped “to pray for him”.

“He woke up shortly after that,” she said.

– Rekord North

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