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Zulu applies to extend his bail

2012-05-10 14:23

Durban - Durban business man Sifiso Zulu is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against his three-year jail term for culpable homicide, the NPA said on Thursday.

"Zulu lodged his application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday," said National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson.

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, had 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 were suspended), and was fined R7 000 for various driving offences.

Durban police served Zulu with "notice to surrender" on Tuesday afternoon when he failed to arrive at Westville prison to start serving his jail term. He had until 10:30 on Friday to present himself to the authorities.

The Mercury reported on Thursday that Zulu was arguing in his application that Judge Piet Koen was wrong to uphold the trial court's finding that he was the driver of his vehicle, as witnesses had testified that Bongumusa Gumede was the driver.

Zulu's application was expected to be heard on Thursday.

Comments
  • Wayne - 2012-05-10 14:34

    Scumbag, you've had plenty of time to answer the notice of surrender. now shut up and go to jail.

      Bomb - 2012-05-10 14:48

      Hahaha, you must remember, "Dodging Jail" is a compulsory subject taught at the anc political school (whatever that means), along with "Embezzling Funds", "Structure Deconstruction", "KFC Nutrition", "Whiskey 101", "Accelerating Decline".

  • Kala - 2012-05-10 14:35

    Surely he should be behind bars until his bail has been formally extended. Again our justice system shows how in favours the perpertrator.

      Bryan - 2012-05-10 14:44

      The courts dont favour the ordinary perpetrator... just those who think they run in higher circles..!! Once again, the eliteist attitude rears it's ugly head once again...

  • ntunjab - 2012-05-10 14:36

    U such a d*ck Zulu!!!!

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-10 14:37

    i sense an illness coming on soon...

  • Gregory - 2012-05-10 14:37

    Only the poor go to jail, the rich seem to think law doesn't apply to them. Lock up this murderer he got a light sentence as it is.

  • Peter - 2012-05-10 14:39

    Just go to jail already!! Stop wasting everyones time!

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-05-10 14:52

    They need time to prepare a place for him on a fourball with Schabir at the Durban Country Club. By Friday he will be terminally ill with hypertension.

      Alison - 2012-05-10 15:38

      This is ridiculous. Why is he wasting time with courts. He can just get a doctors note. The acronym for Department of Corrections is DOC for a reason. "Hey DOC, I have some mild irritation and discomfort that are not conducive to prolonged incarceration. Be a champ and write me a Shabir-note. Tee-offs at 09h00, Jacki and Shabir will be making up the 4."

  • Deon - 2012-05-10 14:58

    He might get 10 years + on appeal.

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-05-10 15:41

    Go to jail dude. Be a man.

  • Lucy - 2012-05-10 15:51

    I would not blame the victims families if they decided to take him out...thinks he can worm his way out of this one with money and connections in higher places..BE A MAN YOU IDIOT!!

  • thozi - 2012-05-10 16:43

    Will somebody please grab Mr Sifiso Zulu by his you-know-what and throw him in jail? Money shouldn't buy everything in his case... He's never shown any remorse for untimely ending the lives of poor innocent people. I understand he's also a liar and a drunkard.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-05-10 17:00

    How much longer is this laod of horse going to continue. Throw the lying deceitful scumbag into jail and have done with it.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-05-10 17:04

    A further point the average Joe / Jayne public loike you and I would have been behind bars ages ago as we would not have had the funds / resources to go on appealing and appealing. Makes me want to vomit ala Luke Watson

  • Arvin - 2012-05-10 17:07

    From March 2008 (when he caused the accident) he would have served his 3 years in jail. he should be thrown in jail now since he had 4 years which he enjoyed while the victims suffered (still suffering).If it was any ordinary person (not that he is anything special) the cops would have picked hom up a long time ago. May he rot in jail. Please go soon Zulu, Big Papa Pomp waits for you.

      Arvin - 2012-05-10 17:08

      Please excuse the errors. Wrote it in haste & anger.

  • Johan - 2012-05-10 20:17

    He is at present a fugitive from law as he has not surrendered himself.The bail conditions are clear - he must surrender himself within 48 hours. he has not. He cannot bring any application as long as he is a fugitive.

  • Andrew - 2012-05-10 22:16

    Put up a reward for capture and I'm sure it would not be long before he was trussed up and delivered to jail

  • Phillys - 2012-05-11 07:20

    this nancy-boy is an ANC connected sh*tbag of note and therefore has a good chance of escaping jail just like its master the giggling polygamist and his ex-friend shabby!!!!

      thozi - 2012-05-11 14:17

      ..."giggling polygamist"? How dare you refer to Jackie Selebi as one of those! I will let you know that he has only one wife... well, I'm not sure about girlfriends but still...-:)

  • Michelle - 2012-05-11 10:41

    Oh FFS - man up already and take the very lenient punishment you have been given! Horrible arrogant man!

  • Christopher - 2012-05-11 13:39

    People must hiss at hime when they see him in the streets and bars of Durban, he is a snake that should beskinned.

  • gaeleen - 2012-05-11 13:52

    Oh Poleeze you have been allowed too much freedom - should have been locked up months ago. Absolute disgrace that the courts take so long to enforce sentencing.

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