Thomas Ferreira crash trial postponed

2012-10-04 10:44
Humphrey Mmemezi (File, Beeld)

Humphrey Mmemezi (File, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The trial of the blue light driver who allegedly crashed into West Rand teenager Thomas Ferreira has been postponed, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Joseph Motsamai Semitjie appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's court on Wednesday on a charge of reckless driving, but proceedings had to be postponed because there was uncertainty about who would represent him.

In November 2011 he allegedly disregarded a red traffic light while driving former Gauteng local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's official vehicle, and crashed into Ferreira's motorcycle.

Semitjie told Magistrate Joachim Nortje that although a lawyer had been appointed for him by the Gauteng local government, he would prefer to retain his own legal representative, Moses Rankoa.

Rankoa indicated he was ready to proceed, but by that stage State prosecutor advocate Micky Thesner had already sent several witnesses home. The trial was postponed until next month.

Ferreira sustained brain injuries, spent three weeks in a coma and is still undergoing intensive rehabilitation therapy.

- SAPA
Read more on:    thomas ferreira  |  humphrey mmemezi  |  johannesburg  |  blue light incidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/World

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to be too fixed on a set way of doing things today. You may get challenged and the best approach is to keep an...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.