Mandela’s grandson walks free

2011-09-29 10:14

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa (28) has got off lightly after being caught driving 92km/h over the legal speed limit, according to a newspaper report today.

Mandela, one of the directors of the Aurora mine, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg yesterday on charges of reckless or negligent driving, The Star newspaper reported.

He was arrested after being caught driving 158km/h in a 60km/h zone in May.

Magistrate Hombakazi Thwele however, withdrew the charge pending the outcome of a diversion programme Mandela had agreed to take part in.

According to the amended National Road Traffic Act, anyone caught going faster than 30km/h over the speed limit in urban areas would have their licence suspended.

The details of the programme were unclear, but community service could form part of it.

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