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Sifiso Zulu fails to report for prison

2012-05-08 14:19

Durban - Businessman Sifiso Zulu has not reported to Durban's Westville prison to start serving his three-year jail term for culpable homicide, correctional services said on Tuesday.

"He has not reported to us. The court is responsible for issuing a warrant of arrest for him," spokesperson Nokuthula Zikhali said.

His appeal against his conviction and sentence was dismissed by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Zulu, 42, the 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 of which was suspended), and fined R7 000 for various driving offences.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson told The Witness newspaper on Tuesday that according to Zulu's bail conditions, he was required to surrender himself to the clerk of the court within 48 hours of the dismissal of his appeal to start serving his sentence.

Zulu's lawyer Lonwabo Dandala told the newspaper that the judgment had not yet been delivered to him and his client.

However, it quoted an unnamed source at the court as saying that normal procedures had been followed and that the parties were notified.

Colonel Jay Naicker said he was not aware of a warrant of arrest being issued for Zulu.

Comments
  • winston.mullany - 2012-05-08 14:34

    Typical!!!

  • Dhavandran - 2012-05-08 14:45

    whats new?

  • Erna - 2012-05-08 14:47

    Obviously having connections pays.

  • Herman - 2012-05-08 14:49

    Jackie Selebi stunt?

  • mastersvoice - 2012-05-08 15:10

    Perhaps he's just not feeling well...

      William Teixeira - 2012-05-08 16:32

      Nice

  • John - 2012-05-08 15:18

    he is on the golf course, go and arrest him,

  • Shirley - 2012-05-08 15:30

    Coward! Arrest the sod!

  • Pussycat44 - 2012-05-08 15:47

    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. No-one really thought he'd pitch up at the prison gates, anyway.

  • Pule - 2012-05-08 15:49

    Arrest that little trash...

  • Michelle - 2012-05-08 16:06

    This man is arrogant beyond comprehension... find him, arrest him, lock him up and throw away the key. The sentence he got was pathetic to start with. Coward!

  • William Teixeira - 2012-05-08 16:31

    A double standard exists in our country. the wealthy criminals go to jail only as a last resort and when they become ill (in most cases temporarerally terminal) they get treated in private clinics. You will find that once they are released they are miracously cured as well! If you are not wealthy your ass will be thrown in jail and prison clinic is where you will be treated!

  • Warwick Bristow - 2012-05-08 18:12

    You will find him at Schabir Shaik's house getting tips on how to find the get out of jail card.

  • Nkululeko - 2012-05-09 08:11

    Its a disgrace to see how rich people abuse and disrespect courts in this country, why don't he go to jail like any other ordinary person? Mr Zulu, just be a man enough papa, go to jail, be responsible for your actions, stop playing umacashelana la.

  • Sylvia - 2012-05-09 12:24

    Why am I not at all surprised?

  • Laccy - 2012-05-09 13:30

    he must be charge again not to comply with our justice system because of his money some more charges must be added to show the seriousness of the matter.

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