A golf tournament, funeral - reasons for speed

2015-12-27 16:03
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Johannesburg - Five speedsters, who gave reasons ranging from being late for a golf tournament and for a funeral were arrested in the East Rand on Sunday morning, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said all five were caught on the N3 highway, near the Rand Airport exit.

He said a 33-year-old man on a black Kawasaki motorcycle was caught doing 218km/h. He claimed he was rushing to meet friends.

"A male driver aged 26 in a silver Volvo SUV was arrested at 06:25 when registering 205km/h citing the reason that he was late for a golf tournament."

The other three, who were all male, and were driving sedans were caught doing 174, 168 and 165km/h respectively.

All five were charged at Germiston police station for reckless and negligent driving and are expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court soon.  

They were all released after posting bail of R1 500 each.

On Christmas Eve award-winning house DJ Black Coffee was arrested for speeding allegedly while trying to attend to a family emergency.

The We Dance Again hit maker was arrested when he was caught travelling at 200km/h in a 120km/h zone.

Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, was arrested on the N1 highway near the Maraisberg Bridge. He later released a statement on his Facebook page apologising for the incident.

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