New lawyer appointed in blue light driver's case

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Krugersdorp - A new lawyer has been appointed to represent blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

Semitjie's new lawyer, Thomas Mahlobogoane, arrived in court ahead of the start of sentencing proceedings.

Mahlobogoane told Magistrate Abdul Khan he had been appointed to take over Semitjie's case on 24 January.

He claimed to have sent a letter to the court clerk on 27 January requesting the record of the case.

He had not yet received any feedback.

Khan questioned whether Mahlobogoane had made any further efforts to communicate with the clerk.

Mahlobogoane said he had not.

The case was stood down until 11:30 to allow Mahlobogoane time to consult the clerk.

It was unclear how the latest development would affect proceedings.

Semitjie, the driver of former Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi, was found guilty of negligent and reckless driving after he crashed into biker Thomas Ferreira as he rushed the MEC to a meeting in 2011.

During the case, it was heard that Semitjie was driving on the left side of the yellow lane, had not put on his siren, and skipped a red traffic light.

Ferreira, who was 18 years old at the time, suffered head injuries and was comatose for weeks.

Delivering his judgment on the case in December, Khan lashed out at Semitjie for not offering any assistance to Ferreira, even though he had not suffered any visible injuries.
- SAPA

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