Wrist slap: Dr. fined for ’08 crash

2011-07-23 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Former Bafana Bafana star Doctor Khumalo has been found guilty of reckless and negligent driving three years after being involved in an accident with a minibus taxi in which several people were injured. Khumalo appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and was fined R6 000 or 12 months imprisonment.

Khumalo’s BMW Z4 collided with a minibus taxi near the Maraisburg off-ramp on the N1 north in Johannesburg on May 4, 2008.

Taxi driver Willy Sanyane said he was not happy with the sentence.

“The case took long to be finalised. Khumalo missed court appearances. The fine is a slap on the wrist. I don’t think an ordinary person would have been given a fine. They would probably be in jail,” he said. According to the Sowetan, the owner of the minibus taxi, Perry Kgasoane is suing Khumalo for more than R500 000 for income lost over the three-year period.

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