Police spokesman Captain Nkosikho Mzuku said the 22-year-old driver handed himself over at the Mdantsane police station “late” on Monday and was released the same day without being charged.
Mzuku said police consulted with the senior public prosecutor in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court where “a decision was reached to complete the investigation first and refer the docket to him for a decision”.
“Soon after the decision was reached he was allowed to go. Police investigation continues,” Mzuku said.
Asked why the driver was not charged and locked up for defeating the ends of justice by fleeing the scene and going on the run from police for three days, Mzuku said: “We did not do anything unlawful by consulting with the SPP.
“We work hand in hand with the courts everyday. We open cases and we take the cases to the court.”