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A carwash worker yesterday conned a motorist into handing over his keys, then sped off in the car on a joy ride that ended in a man being killed.
A car washer at the Savannah Mall in Polokwane asked the owner of a VW Golf if he could have the car keys so he could listen to music on the car's radio while he worked. The owner agreed.
The cleaner sped off in the Golf in the direction of Mankweng, where he allegedly hit an oncoming car.
The driver of the other vehicle, 21-year-old Phokela Seabi, a second-year mechanical engineering student, was killed on impact.
His unidentified passenger was seriously injured.
The car's owner told the police that he was stunned to find his car missing when he returned to the car-wash.
"As the suspect approached the Mankweng Hospital, he apparently lost control of the vehicle and hit an oncoming car," said Inspector Petrus Mailula of the Mankweng police.
"Other motorists reported that the suspect had been driving at high speed and was zig-zagging through the traffic," Mailula said.
The suspect fled the crash scene on foot and rushed through the streets of Mankweng, where he disappeared.
The carwash attendant, who is known to the police, will face charges of culpable homicide and theft of a motor vehicle when he is arrested.