Still no justice for Remofilwe

REGOROGILE – The parents of the little five year old girl, who tragically died in November 2011 after she was run over by a vehicle, have lodged an appeal with the high court, following the magistrate’s judgement for the accused on Monday 10 June 2013.

Remofilwe Mojawesi was playing outside with neighbour’s children, when Pencil Sedimo hit her with his reversing vehicle. She died of head injuries moments after she reached Thabazimbi Hospital.

Her still grieving parents, Tlhagiso Lesenwa and Kgomotso Mojawesi, said to Kwêvoël that the driver was accused of calpable homocide, reckless driving, negligence and inconsidered driving, following the death of their child. Apparently no blood tests were done to determine whether Pencil was driving under the influence of alchohol. At the time of the accident in November 2011, Pencil was still suspended for reckless driving after a previous transgression.

According to the senior prosecutor, mr Billy Mudavhi, he was satisfied with the state witnesses’ testimonies. The pathologist stated that Remofilwe died due to the head injuries she sustained when Sedimo’s car hit her. Furthermore the doctor at Thabazimbi Hospital, who pronounced her dead, said that Remofilwe’s family brought her to the hospital moments after the accident and that there was nothing that could be done to safe her life.

The magistrate suspended Pencil for five years and his licence was revoked for six months.

Mudavhi said to Kwêvoël that he is not happy with Sedimo’s sentence and has already lodged an appeal with the High Court. He said that it was Sedimo’s second offence and thus should be facing more serious repercussions following the death of a person, as per the National Road Act.

Tlhagiso asks that anyone with information regarding the accident or anyone who can be called upon as a witness, can contact him on 0781929835.

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Tlhagiso Lesenwa and Kgomotso Mojawesi with a photograph of their late child, Remofilwe Isabella Mojawesi (5) who died after she was hit by a vehicle.