South African burnt alive in Ford Kuga - Big court battle begins

Hemi300c

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Good let's get to the bottom of this and the truth be told.
Hopefully all the truths come out and justice is served if due.
 

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Gerrie Nel...

Wasn't he also the attorney or advocate in that court case involving that legless murderer who murdered his girlfriend?
 

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Finally we can start putting speculation, emotional outrage and virtue signalling to bed and let the facts emerge.
 

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Already attempting to blame the victim: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/gunshots-and-10-hour-casino-visits-allegations-fly-before-jimmy-inquest-even-starts-20190204

Ten witness statements are still outstanding in the inquest into the death of Reshall Jimmy, who was found dead in his burnt-out Ford Kuga four years ago, and they include shocking allegations of gunfire and 10-hour-long casino visits.

The statements are from bystanders, who claim they saw five suspects flee from the burning vehicle and get into a getaway car, and that Jimmy had spent 10 hours at a local casino that day.
 

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Bezuidenhout further questioned why a healthy 32-year-old man would not have been able to get out of a burning vehicle. Instead, he was found seated on the driver's side with his seat belt in place.

this is interesting, if you car catches fire, whats the first thing you would do?
A normal person would panic and probably struggle to loosen the safety belt and probably die from the smoke.
 

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Bezuidenhout further questioned why a healthy 32-year-old man would not have been able to get out of a burning vehicle. Instead, he was found seated on the driver's side with his seat belt in place.

this is interesting, if you car catches fire, whats the first thing you would do?
This is all speculation. Only the deceased would know what exactly happen, but I can see they'll use this against the victim. What a lame-ass excuse. Never will I trust or recommend ford again.
 

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This is all speculation. Only the deceased would know what exactly happen, but I can see they'll use this against the victim. What a lame-ass excuse. Never will I trust or recommend ford again.
I agree that at this stage its all speculation, but what if it turns out to be true.
I suppose Ford will then be accused of having "deep pockets"
 

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This is all speculation. Only the deceased would know what exactly happen, but I can see they'll use this against the victim. What a lame-ass excuse. Never will I trust or recommend ford again.
Well an autopsy could surely reveal if there was any foul play involved? I also cannot believe that a man of sound body and mind would just sit in his car with the seatbelt on. I'm not familiar with the Kuga fires. Were they raging infernos that suddenly engulfed the car, giving the occupant no time to get out, or was it a slow burn that someone would've noticed immediately.
 

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Well an autopsy could surely reveal if there was any foul play involved? I also cannot believe that a man of sound body and mind would just sit in his car with the seatbelt on. I'm not familiar with the Kuga fires. Were they raging infernos that suddenly engulfed the car, giving the occupant no time to get out, or was it a slow burn that someone would've noticed immediately.
That's why I said, only the deceased would know. I seriously doubt it was foul play, but some sources back then suggested the seat belt mechanism jammed. I drove a Corsa bakkie a few years ago which jammed from time to time so it's not impossible
 
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