A Ladismith father is in a state of shock after learning that he drove over his 2-year-old daughter in the driveway of their home.
Annieka Nel later died of her injuries in hospital, reported Die Burger.
Rudi Nel said he got up early on the farm Van Zylsdamme to go to work and saw his little girl Annieka was awake.
“I told her to get into bed with her mother so that I could go to work,” said Nel.
He went to the garage, checked the bakkie’s oil and water and switched off the light, locking the door, got into his bakkie and drove to work.
He heard nothing and was only later informed via radio that Annieka had been hit in the driveway.
“I am deeply shocked. It’s every parent’s nightmare. She was daddy’s little girl.”
Nel and wife Marion also have a 2-month-old baby boy.