Cop beater Roux will find money this week – reports

2011-09-12 07:47

Rugby player Bees Roux, convicted of culpable homicide last week, should know this week if his suspension from the Blue Bulls would be lifted, according to a report.

His agent, James Adams, told Beeld newspaper that his contract with the Pretoria based Bulls rugby side would be handled “internally” this week.

Roux was suspended after he beat a metro police officer, Johannes Mogale, to death last August.

On Friday, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment, wholly suspended for five years, on charges of culpable homicide and driving under the influence, in terms of a plea bargain agreement with the State.

The conditions included that he pay Mogale’s family R750 000 and that he not be convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for a violent crime within the next five years.

Rapport newspaper reported on Sunday that Roux did not have the cash to make the payment.

Adams told the Afrikaans Sunday paper that Roux was busy asking “every player, friend and family member” to contribute money.

“We will get the money,” said Adams. “My first priority now is to get him a job, either locally or overseas.”

Adams told Beeld that Roux took the weekend to “think” about what to do.

“He just took this weekend to think. We will handle the matter of getting the money during the course of this week.”

Adams said Roux’s legal costs were around R300 000 and that his girlfriend had taken out a second bond on her
house.

At the time of his bail application, Roux said that the Bulls paid him R800 000 per year.

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