An eyewitness to the latest tragedy that claimed two lives after a vehicle crashed down the cliff face at Hansie se Bank at Voëlklip, near Herolds Bay says he heard two gunshots before the vehicle went down the cliff.
According to the George Herald Chris Hattingh a Herolds Bay resident and his granddaughter were walking their dog in the Voëlklip area when they came across the scene on Saturday 20 February.
“At about 18:43, we approached the turn at Hansie’s Bank when we heard the shots. Moments later, we saw a white Mazda slowly drive down the slope and accelerate. Then it disappeared from our field of vision,” Hattingh said.
He also said he saw a rubber hose, rags, a broken windshield or rear window and pieces of lampshades at the scene.
The bodies of 2 seventy-five-year-old women were recovered following the crash.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Christopher Spies said that after the bodies of the two women were retrieved, they also found two guns in the car.
He said at this stage they could not confirm whether the weapons had been fired.
Adding that once the post-mortem is completed this week, they will be able to know more.