Cape Town – The driver of a Toyota Tazz who pursued a robber, hit him with her car, and was hailed as a hero on social media may still face legal consequences, a report says.
According to Times Live, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda said that if investigations warrant it, a case may be opened against her.
The incident occurred as the driver, identified as Sandy-Lee Ward, was mugged while leaving a shopping centre in Durban south.
CCTV footage shows two men stealing her handbag near a petrol station.
Ward chased after one of the robbers, hitting him with her car. The incident took place in front of police officers, and only one suspect was arrested at the scene.
Ward’s motivation for pursuing the robber was reportedly to retrieve her belongings.
She expressed relief that she didn’t kill the assailant and attributed her actions to divine intervention but did not provide further comments.
The legal outcome of her pursuit remains uncertain pending investigations.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu