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Education boss arrested for speeding

2011-05-01 22:14

Johannesburg - Three people have been arrested for speeding on highways, the Gauteng traffic police's high speed unit said on Sunday.

A 47-year-old head of department for the department of education was caught on the Mabopane highway for travelling at 146km/h 80km zone, said spokesperson Wynand Kruger.

A 44-year-old businessman from Bebelegi, near Hammanskraal, was also arrested after being caught on the N4 Platinum highway near Akasia for travelling at 189km/h.

A 35-year-old taxi driver from Mabopane, North of Pretoria, was caught on the R566, between Medunsa and Rosslyn, travelling at 144km/h in an 80km/h zone.

All three were released on R1 000 bail each and would appear in the Pretoria-North Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning.

They were expected to be charged with exceeding the speed limit and reckless and/or negligent driving.

Comments
  • zaatheist - 2011-05-02 08:54

    Education boss. Another overpaid, underqualified and overpaid deployed comrade, cadre or failed woodwerka driving his black BMW or Merc with the tinted windows, shouting into his Blackberry and believing he is above the law.

      Sizwe - 2011-05-02 10:51

      And you deduced all this from this limited article. It says a lot about that chip on your shoulder.

      Concerned - 2011-05-24 07:37

      Poor you Moron,may be you should emigrate if you're still disgruntled in this manner. South Africa doesn't need your type. Go to hell!

  • maseratifitt - 2011-05-02 18:40

    Poor guy. Criminalised and impoverished by a whim.

  • ccsa10 - 2011-05-02 21:33

    On Thursday morning I was on my motorbike on the N14 going towards Krugersdorp. OK, I was speeding a bit, doing about 140, when I was passed by a Corectional Services vehicle, a Corolla or something like that, LTH whatever GP. I caught up with it (as a matter of interest and to appreciate the example) They were travelling at 180+!!! - I smiled at the IDIOTS, stuck with them for about 5 km and slowed down to 140 :-) At 1st I was going to remember the reg number and report it, but what is the use........

      mhaga.sabe - 2011-05-03 09:33

      the least you can do is to go and report yourself for all the transgression of law that you have done!

  • GH - 2011-05-03 09:33

    Being late for a meeting does not constitute an emergency. Get your sh1t together and wake up a bit earlier, like everyone else has to!

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  • Julsie3 - 2011-05-04 10:04

    They are just making money out of the 80km/per hour speed limits on the highways. Pity this money does not go to repair our pothole ridden roads. Just another way for them to sit and feed their faces and milk us dry.

  • Benzo - 2011-05-23 22:22

    Is that all the news today? How about all the others, driving under influence, driving without license, driving while talking on their mobile, driving on smooth tyres, no brakes, no lights, no seat belts......

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-05-24 08:37

    Only in SA. R1000 bail for speeding, R500 bail for rape. DISGUSTING!!

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