PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - #JusticeForAlan has been trending on social media after Plettenberg Bay resident Alan Smit died as a result of a hit-and-run incident on the N2 between Knysna and Sedgefield on 23 March this year.
A man who was positively linked to the incident appeared briefly in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on 15 August and the matter was postponed.
At the time, an Opel Corsa bakkie was confiscated by the police and sent for forensic testing but the driver was still at large. Out of desperation and frustration, Smit's family created a Facebook page "Justice for Alan" wherein they urged the the public to come forward with information that could assist in tracing the perpetrator and they even resorted to creating a petition in the hope of pushing the case forward in the justice system. They have kept the page running after the alleged perpetrator was arrested and keep updating it.
The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court on 11 September.
Read previous articles:
- Hit-and-run: Suspect arrested
- Please help us find 'culprit' pleads hit-and-run victim's family
- Devastated family turns to public after hit-and-run
- Man dies in hit-and-run
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