The winner of an R18 million national lottery jackpot was killed in a car crash near Empangeni.
According to the Zululand Observer, 30-year-old Nhlanhla “Budha” Dlamini, who won the jackpot in 2014, died on impact along with his passenger, Siyanda Gumede, when his V8 Mercedes Benz crashed into a bakkie on the R102 on Monday.
The bakkie driver and his two passengers were injured and taken to hospital.
Dlamini had worked in a township, braaing meat and earning just R10 per customer, before his lucky windfall.
A friend described him as a “jolly person with a love for fast cars who just wanted to drive all the time”.