Relief for ‘Freeman’ after successful bee appeal

2016-07-11 10:52
Malusi Ndlovu, successfully fought a conviction for negligent driving after he lost control of his car when a swarm of bees flew in the window.

Malusi Ndlovu, successfully fought a conviction for negligent driving after he lost control of his car when a swarm of bees flew in the window. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - A Vryheid man who successfully fought a conviction for negligent driving, after he lost control of his car when a swarm of bees flew in his window, said he was delighted that his name has finally been cleared.

Last week Malusi Ndlovu’s conviction was set aside by the Pietermaritzburg high court.

He had been found guilty after he crashed into two cars in a supermarket parking lot on September 9, 2014.

After two years of appealing his conviction, Freeman, as he refers to himself, was full of jokes while talking to The Witness.

He said he is still waiting for his lawyer to conclude his fight to get his criminal record cleared.

“My main concern is my future, as this criminal record could make finding future employment difficult,” he said.

Malusi said he felt excited that the court case is over as he couldn’t afford the legal fees and travelling costs.

“The costs were starting to get overwhelming as every cent I was getting was going towards funding this case.”

Although he did not sustain too many bee stings, he said his family suffered a lot of heartache because they were worried he would be jailed or would have to pay a hefty fine.

Malusi said the support that he got from the community was unexpected but comforting and it really gave him a lot of hope and courage to go on and fight for his innocence.

He also paid tribute to the wonderful support his family gave him during the trial.

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