Accused in Simba’s death back in court

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The trial of Preshalin Naidoo‚ the man accused of causing the death of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere is expected to resume in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Mhere and his friend, Kady-Shay O’Bryan died at the scene of the accident on William Nicol Drive in Fourways‚ Johannesburg in January 2015.

The case has been postponed numerous times.

Naidoo, faces two charges of culpable homicide, relating to the car crash in which Mhere and his passenger O’Brien died.

During previous appearances the court heard that the cause of the accident was not speed, but a mechanical failure.

However, earlier in the trial, Car Track Fleet Manager Lorenz Stoger testified that Naidoo was travelling at around 166km/h when he off-ramped at William Nicol Drive and crashed into Mhere’s vehicle.