Mbasuva Muukua

Generous Surrey man plowed down and left to die

Sister to hit-and-run driver: 'You've left this family devastated. There are no smiles for us after this.'

He was the kind of young man who would put a halt to his day just to make sure someone was okay.

Just before midnight on Dec. 4, a yet-to-be-identified motorist ran him down on a road in Bridgeview and sped off, leaving him there to die.

Mbasuva Muukua, 26, was heading home from his construction job when a Honda Prelude struck him in the 12600-block of King George Boulevard, leaving him critically injured in the middle of the road.

Another car stopped to help him, however Muukua died in hospital shortly after.

Muukua arrived in Canada as a refugee from Namibia, Africa five years ago. He came to Surrey to earn enough money to go to college.

In an interview with The Leader from Toronto, his sister Rico Lubansa said her younger brother was extremely hard working and giving to a fault.

“He didn’t have much, but he was always such a happy person,” Lubansa said Friday.

He was always putting the needs of others first, she said.

“When he was in Toronto, there was a person who didn’t even speak English – he left everything and walked with them all the way to where they had to go,” Lubansa said. “That was the kind of person my brother was.”

She’s pleading with the man or woman who struck her brother to come forward so the family can have some closure.

To the driver she said: “Imagine your parents receiving a casket after five years of not seeing your son,” Lubansa said. “The person that did this didn’t even take a second to just stand and think about the person lying there.

“You’ve left this family devastated, there are no smiles for us after this,” Lubansa said.

Police now believe the man was hit by a red Honda Prelude, model year 1997 to 2001.

Anyone with more information about this collision is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.solvecrime.ca

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

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