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Cops to serve notice on Sifiso Zulu

2012-05-09 12:50

Durban - Police were on their way to the city's magistrate's court on Wednesday to serve a notice to surrender on businessman Sifiso Zulu's lawyer.

"We contacted his attorney this morning and he informed us that he [the attorney] is in court, so we are now on our way there to serve the notice to him," said Colonel Jay Naicker.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said the notice was issued on Tuesday afternoon when Zulu failed to arrive at the Westville prison to start serving his three-year jail term for culpable homicide.

"The notice was issued and it's now the prerogative of the [SA Police Service] to deliver it to him or his legal counsel, and once that has been served Zulu thereafter has 48 hours to surrender himself to the clerk of Durban Magistrate's Court."

Correctional services spokesperson Nokuthula Zikhali said Zulu had not yet arrived at the prison.

On Friday, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court dismissed Zulu's appeal against his conviction and sentence.

The 42-year-old former head of the Durban Chamber of Commerce was convicted in April 2010.

The court found that Zulu, driving a BMW X5, jumped a red robot and crashed into a bakkie, killing two members of the Souls Harbour Church and injuring eight others in March 2008.

He was sentenced to five years in jail (two years suspended), and was fined R7 000 for various driving offences.

Comments
  • Sean - 2012-05-09 12:58

    Awsome, now follow thru on your threats and get this useless piece of crap into jail. Viva.

      Vernon - 2012-05-09 13:16

      did you see yesterdays newspaper ,this a-hole may only serve a few weeks because of the the prisoner early release plan of zuma

      John - 2012-05-09 13:48

      just go down to durban country club and fetch him, he is playing golf this morning

      Martin - 2012-05-09 14:09

      zumas king runs sa

  • Greg - 2012-05-09 13:13

    It always astonishes me how anyone in this Country with a bit of clout just doesn't pitch when they are sentenced to be behind bars...they should make him serve his full suspended sentence because of his arrogance!!

      Bob - 2012-05-09 13:46

      Exactly Greg, surely thats the whole idea of a suspended sentence if you F--k up you serve the suspended portion.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-09 13:13

    Its Wednesday already, he should have been in Jail on Monday. Is running until he gets a reprieve from our docile president!

  • Thoka - 2012-05-09 13:29

    if it was ordinary me they would have send army to arrest me not serve me a notice to arrest myself.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-05-09 14:09

    The SAPS should look on the golf course - I am sure he is together with Shaikh and Selebi... !

  • Gerhard - 2012-05-09 14:16

    Medical parole before he started his sentence!!! What is the latest on Selebi? Where is he? At home?

  • Jacqueline - 2012-05-09 14:20

    I would like to know why this person is only going to effectively serve 3 years in prison for killing 2 people, how come nobody is complaining about this ????

  • Dudu - 2012-05-09 14:25

    Some times I wish Sifiso can fell a just a portion of what our lives are like after that night maybe, just maybe he'll understand the damage he caused. Our lives will never be the same

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-09 14:56

      @Dudu - I am really sorry to hear that. Were you involved in the accident or was it your family?

      nokuthandwa - 2012-05-09 15:11

      Dudu, condolences for the people who passed away in the accident. I saw the picture of you in hospital and cannot begin to even imagine the pain you went through physically and emotionally. I really hope he will go to jail even if a mere 3 years is just not enough for the damage he caused.

      Dudu - 2012-05-09 15:29

      Yes I was there, I live with it everyday, I'm now disabled, I lost two precious sisters, I\ll never forget what I saw that night.

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-09 15:44

      Oh Dudu, again, I am terribly sorry to hear about that. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I can't begin to imagine how angry you must feel. I wish you all the strength to endure the pain you are experiencing! xxx

      Liz - 2012-05-09 15:49

      Dudu it is brave of you to come on line and tell us how your lives were changed forever - as a result of this man's reckless ways. You have had to live through the trauma of it all and the long and tedious court case. Strength to you sister!

      Dudu - 2012-05-09 15:56

      Thank you so much guys for your support it really means a lot to us!! I appreciate it, these past 4 years have been very hard, having to adjust to new ways of living! I pray God comfort Sdu and Hlengiwe's families, its been a rough ride

  • don - 2012-05-09 16:16

    Only three years , this is too lenient.The man was under the influence,jumped a red light, killed two people,ran away,said someone else was driving,failed to appear in court on a few occasions, was seen laughing in court and saying he won't go to prison,failed to report to prison and only gets three yers.Guess what ... he is a politically connected Durban socialite with friends in high places ...Scum ball should rot in prison.

  • gailcarolynhayes - 2012-05-09 16:46

    What ever happened to the drunk guy driving he Mercedes who mowed down and killed 5 joggers last year? He had a wife in America as well as a job. Is he still in SA or was he allowed to return to America?

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