Hit and run driver out on bail – funeral on Friday

Johanica Orton (34) died at the hands of a hit and run driver.

Philip Watkins (50) has been released on R5 000 bail after having appeared in court on charges on culpable homicide and failing to stop at an accident scene.

This comes after the death of local athlete, Johanica Orton. The Orton family is well known in Nelspruit and the community reacted in shock after the death of Johanica (34) came to light. She was killed while running on the Uitkyk Road, training for the Iron Man competition in January next year. She and her husband André celebrated their 10 year old wedding anniversary recently after meeting during a church outreach.

This much loved community member and mom to 2-year old Kaylee’s funeral will be held in Church Unlimited on Friday at 11h00.