Moon faces culpable homicide charge


The Panathinaikos player, who was also injured in the accident, is to face a charge of culpable homicide after the woman died later.   Moon was returning from a party organised by captain Aaron Mokoena to mark the end of their Confederations Cup after finishing fourth.   The party started on Sunday night and after Moon left at 06h00 on Monday, he was involved in the accident at the corner of Katherine Road and Grayston Drive.   Reports of the incident in the media allege that it took an hour and a half for the ambulance to pick up the woman, Mavis Ncube of Tembisa, from the scene of the accident and that she was refused treatment at two State hospitals before she was admitted to the Morningside Medi Clinic in Sandton where she later died.   Moon was also treated at the clinic for head injuries and later discharged.   Blood samples were taken from Moon. It is not yet clear when the player will appear in court.   Gauteng health spokesperson Mandla Sidu confirmed to the Sowetan newspaper that the woman was turned away by two state hospitals.   “We are still gathering information as to why she was turned away,” he said.   “We are trying to ascertain if it had anything to do with the doctors’ strike,” he added, referring to an ongoing work stoppage by some state doctors protesting against low salaries and poor working conditions.   He said the health department would issue a statement later.   Moon could not be reached for comment.