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Soccer player avoids jail in speeding case

2012-02-29 21:06

Johannesburg - Platinum Star soccer player Joseph Malongoane was given a suspended sentence on Wednesday for speeding at over 200km/h, Limpopo police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court sentenced Malongoane to 13 months in prison, suspended for four years.

His driver's licence was suspended for six months.

Malongoane was caught driving at 214km/h in a 60km/h zone in Bela Bela in December last year.

Comments
  • Fussed - 2012-02-29 21:30

    What a joke. What about losing your licence forever, but it depends on who you are, rules for them and rules for us

  • John - 2012-02-29 22:00

    NEW RECCORD !!! 1. 214km/h in 60km/h zone 2. 170km/h in 80km/h zone Next one needs will "fly" over school zone....and to be shoot at sceen.

      keesbus - 2012-03-13 04:15

      OK, that's too fast. The problem I have is that there is no consistency on all roads, some roads at 80km/hour, some at 100 and some at 120. Some of the 120km/hour roads are so bad that it is dangerous to travel at that speed, and then again some roads at say 80km/hour is perfect for a speed of 120. I think that at some places they reduce the speed limit just for making money with speed traps. Normally they only catch people at the 80km zones and only very often at the 120 zones. One sample is the upgraded N14 between Krugersdorp and Ventersdorp at 10km/hour which could change to 120

  • Zion - 2012-03-01 07:43

    How come a biker gets a fine of R44 000 for speeding while a soccer player gets a suspended fine. Speeding kills in both cases.

      Zion - 2012-03-01 07:45

      correction: Suspended sentence

  • garth.stuurman - 2012-03-01 08:19

    So much for going hard on traffic offenders?

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