The only way the family of 33-year-old Reshall Jimmy could identify his body after he died trapped inside his burning 2014 Ford Kuga SUV‚ was through a DNA sample from his brother. So severely charred was his body‚ according to the post mortem report‚ his face was unrecognisable. According to the report only the skin on his soles of his feet was intact. The heat from the fire did serious damage to his body causing Jimmy’s elbows to rupture. Jimmy burnt to death while on holiday in the Wilderness‚ in the Western Cape‚ in December 2015‚ after an electrical fault behind the dashboard on the front passenger side of his vehicle set his car alight. It’s been a year since his death‚ but still the family does not have closure as Ford has requested another inspection of the vehicle. That inspection was done on Monday at a police vehicle impound in Oudtshoorn. It is the third inspection to have been conducted on the vehicle. The first was done in December 2015‚ the second in January. Two fore...

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