Rabat - “Nothing can replace my son,” said his mourning mother. The victim’s family has broken silence, days after their son’s death.
Rabat – “Nothing can replace my son,” said his mourning mother. The victim’s family has broken silence, days after their son’s death.
A 28-year-old pedestrian was killed by Moroccan footballer Amine Harit, who was driving with his 14-year-old brother in Marrakech in a car race on Saturday, June 30, shortly after midnight.
Speaking to Arabic outlet Hespress, the victim’s mother—who is still in shock from losing her child—complained about the way that the Moroccan authorities handled the accident.
“I just want to understand why they didn’t call me when my son died. He had the accident around 11 p.m. and I received the call at 7 a.m.,” she said.
Addressing rumors of an amicable agreement involving money between the family of the culprit and the victim, she clarified her situation.
“Amine Harit’s father and his uncle came to offer their condolences. When they left, the press said they came to give us money,” she said, insisting that there was no money involved.
“I don’t want money; nothing will ever replace my son,” she added. As for the victim’s father, all he wants is that “the justice do its job.”
“I was really upset to learn that people think that we asked for money. I cried because of that,” he said.
Schalke 04 Sports Director Christian Heidel announced the news that Amine Harit received his passport and driver’s license back.
The Schalke 04 attacking midfielder was supposed to be presented to a prosecutor in Marrakech on Monday “in a state of freedom and with his passport withdrawn.” The hearing was postponed to July 11 to “allow for negotiations with the victim’s parents with a view to amicable settlement,” explained a close source to the case to AFP.