Singh family seeks justice
Ellen Stolz and Farzana Nisha
October 19, 2015 7:10 pm
The family of Late Ashneel Singh is pleading with the government for justice.
Ashneel was killed in a car accident after his car was hit by another allegedly driven by a South African diplomat who was believed to be intoxicated.
Ashneel’s family yesterday marked thirteen days of mourning since his funeral, not giving up hope that justice will be served.
“We’ve written to the PM, AG and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN, South African Embassy, South African Government as well. What is our government doing about it that’s what the family is asking for – it’s a plea. Help us get justice that’s it.”
The family has been traumatized by the loss – Ashneel was the only bread winner.
The South African High Commission didn’t allow our cameras into a news briefing this afternoon.
High Commissioner Velelo Kwepile told reporters he’s met with Ashneel’s family twice and they had asked that First Secretary, Theo Mostert be kept in Fiji until the investigation is complete.
Kwepile says Mostert had to leave because his family asked him to return to South Africa for medical reasons as he’d been the victim of an assault.
The High Commission has forwarded a family request for compensation to its headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa with a reply expected by Thursday.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has said it’s waiting for a police report before deciding how to proceed with the matter.