'The truth will prevail', says family of Reshall Jimmy at Ford Kuga court case

The family of Reshall Jimmy say they are confident that the truth will prevail at the inquest into his death.

Jimmy died when his Ford Kuga burst into flames while travelling in Wilderness in the Southern Cape back in 2015.

Read: Ford has been conspicuously dishonest in Reshall Jimmy case - forensic expert

An inquest is underway to determine whether the Ford Motor Company should be held accountable for his death, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.

Well-known advocate, Gerrie Nel has been representing Jimmy's family in the court process in the Western Cape High Court.

The Jimmy family says Reshall burnt to death after the vehicle caught alight, while Ford has put forward a different version of events which the family disputes.

Renisha Jimmy, Reshall's sister, says she's confident that High Court Judge Robert Henney will help the family move forward and find the closure that they need.

She has dismissed assertions made by Ford that gunfire was heard on the scene of the incident, calling the claims "absolute nonsense" and "untrue".

I'm confident that the truth will prevail. I'm not bothered at what Ford are saying, because it's not true.

Renisha Jimmy, Reshall Jimmy's sister

At least 14 witnesses are set to form part of this inquest, Brandt explains.

The matter will resume in March following further investigation.

Listen to the EWN update on The Pippa Hudson Show:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Robben Island warns against ticket scammers inflating tour prices

Robben Island warns against ticket scammers inflating tour prices

The museum says several people have reported being scammed out of their money for tour packages costing over R2000.

What can Saps do if they think a criminal suspect is mentally unstable?

What can Saps do if they think a criminal suspect is mentally unstable?

Saps says the police are not in a position to certify people as mentally unstable. Here's what they can - and should - do.

Rape survivors speak out in powerful radio campaign

Rape survivors speak out in powerful radio campaign

The campaign, for local NPO Rape Crisis, features the voices of rape survivors who share their stories of what happened to them.

Ford has been conspicuously dishonest in Reshall Jimmy case - forensic expert

Ford has been conspicuously dishonest in Reshall Jimmy case - forensic expert

AfriForum has anncouned that it will be representing the Jimmy family in a legal battle against Ford.

Ford to provide Commission with answers this week

Ford to provide Commission with answers this week

David Klatzow says the way Ford treats its clients is appalling. Consumer Commission's investigation into Ford is well underway.

Ford should reimburse owners of Kugas that caught fire

Ford should reimburse owners of Kugas that caught fire

CEO of Ditshego Media, Tebogo Ditshego, says Ford has been insensitive in handling the matter of Ford Kugas burst into flames.

Popular articles
DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

Kieno Kammies speaks to Dr Ryan Noach Deputy Chief Executive at Discovery Health and Dr K who says his patients are suffering.

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Eskom has warned that more power cuts can be expected as maintenance continues over the next twelve months.

How to make sure your aluminium windows are burglar-proof

How to make sure your aluminium windows are burglar-proof

Houses with aluminium window frames are urged to tighten up security as a new home invasion trend grows in the northern suburbs.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.