Pretoria- North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has expressed his condolences following the death of Chief Keobusitse Moiloa of Dinokana village near Zeerust.
The Premier’s office on Saturday said police have reported that Kgosi Moiloa was killed on Friday in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Dinokana village.
“It is reported that Kgosi Moiloa stopped his vehicle on the Dinokana road to warn local children against playing close to the road, and was hit by a passing vehicle while walking back to his car.
“It is reported that the driver of that vehicle tried to escape from the scene, but a member of the public managed to record the vehicle number plate, thus enabling the police to track him down,” said the office of the Premier.
The Premier has thanked community members who helped the police to track down the driver of the vehicle.
The Premier has extended deepest condolence to the family, relatives, friends and colleagues of Kgosi Moiloa.
He said Kgosi Moiloa’s death is a great loss not only to the family and Dinokana community which he led, but also to the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders and North West residents.
“Kgosi Moiloa was a patriotic and responsible citizen who also lived up to the ideals of a selfless traditional leader.
“We pray for the bereaved family to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace,” said Premier Mahumapelo.