The motorist who drove over a man lying helplessly on the road after being stabbed has been charged with murder, police sources have confirmed.
The motorist was captured on CCTV driving over the man in Sydenham last week.
Clinton Pillay’s tragic incident made headlines after he was stabbed and then run over in the Durban suburb moments after dropping his son off at school.
Footage of the incidents went viral, sending shockwaves through the community.
Pillay was accosted by a man, believed to be his brother-in-law, in St Theresa’s Road. He was stabbed several times, and in the video, Pillay can be seen stumbling into Mayflower Road and trying to get assistance before a white BMW drives over him.
Pillay’s body becomes lodged under the vehicle for a few seconds, and the driver reportedly drives off.
However, police later stated that the driver stopped a short distance away and remained at the scene.
According to a source close to the investigation, the man accused of stabbing Pillay appeared in court this week. The State intends to oppose his bail.
Regarding the driver, it is alleged that the matter was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions’s office for a final decision.
It was later confirmed that he has since been charged with murder.
Meanwhile, it has since emerged that the man who allegedly stabbed Pillay has a pending case – for robbery – against him.
Pillay’s funeral takes place on Thursday at the Sydenham Souls Outreach church. Local businesses rallied together to assist the family.