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Unlicensed driver transported 17 kids

2011-08-26 22:50

Johannesburg - A man was caught transporting 17 children in a Mazda hatchback sedan without a licence in Khayelitsha on Friday, the City of Cape Town said.

The 20-year-old driver had picked them up from their homes and was taking them to a crèche at a nearby military base.

The children were between the ages of two and five. Three of them were sitting in the front seat and the rest were in the back of the car with the seats lowered.

The car was impounded after being deemed unroadworthy.

The man faces charges of overloading a vehicle and driving without a permit.

Comments
  • Hlasel_amafutha - 2011-08-26 23:24

    An unlicensed driver in South Africa??? Impossible!!

  • Banned - 2011-08-27 02:10

    Guess their parents really love them....

  • Zokey - 2011-08-27 06:06

    Oooh he was just trying to help kill them

  • kingkong - 2011-08-27 06:40

    isnt that atempted murder or will we let it slide he did foresee that in the event of a accident children could die or does that rule only apply to some drivers not if you black or live in khayalitsha

  • Yar - 2011-08-27 07:32

    Nice thing about living here, is that each day you will discover something that you never thought possible. What was going through the tiny minds of those parents, and the idiot driving them around. All part of the culture of our great land. You can do whatever you want to. Never mind the consequences. Nobody will stop you, except to solicit a small bribe. Makes me sick.

  • Steve - 2011-08-27 08:15

    I am from the UK and one thing you can be sure of is that the same people that are judging this in such a, let's face, it, white superior way are the same with money, EDUCATED crowd that drive around with their kids not strapped in ALLOWING them to use their 4 x 4s as a mobile playground, or the same complete idiots who think its ok to drive with their kids in the back of a bakkie or a young child on the lap of someone in the front seat! face it south Africa, you are a nation of people who do not take care of their children whilst transporting them. Bear in mind you can get a fine for not wearing a seatbelt as a driver in this country, but you can put any number of people on the back of a bakkie and it be legal as long as you are not charging them.... in such a, let's face, it, white superior way are the same with money, with class, with culture crowd that drive around with their kids not strapped in using their 4 x 4s as a mobile playground, or the same complete idiots who think its ok to drive with their kids in the back of a bakkie! face it south Africa, you are a nation of people who do not take care of their children whilst transporting them. Before there are individual comments, I am saying 'as a rule'.... bear in mind you can get a fine for not wearing a seatbelt as a driver in this country, but you can put any number of people on the back of a bakkie and it be legal as long as you are not charging them..

      logicIQ - 2011-08-27 08:31

      huh? er, um, er ...spik inglese por favor

      Yar - 2011-08-27 08:52

      Dear Steve If you are from the UK, you should be ashamed of what you have done to Her Majesty's grammar. Your usage of the language is appalling. Your sentence construction is as bad as you believe our child transportation customs are. Seriously where are you from? More important, if you are not from here, be careful with your criticisms. They really are not welcome.

  • alexandra.nett - 2011-08-27 08:36

    He should be locked up .... as well as the persons that commissioned him to be the driver as well as the parents of these little children.....lock them up and throw away the damn key. In this particular case.....it is the parents who receive the award for being "special"..... sterilise them at the same time.

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