ARTICLES RELATING TO BLUE LIGHT INCIDENTS

Ambulance driving recklessly? Here's what SA motorists should do

2016-11-25 14:48

When emergency vehicles are in a rush they can use inconsiderate tactics towards road users. A video sent in by a reader shows an ambulance speeding through an intersection.

Man killed in 'blue light' accident had big dreams

2016-11-20 15:37

Solly Moutlana, who died in an accident allegedly involving a blue light convoy in Pretoria, had big plans for his life, his family says.

Blue light convoy involved in a fatal accident in Tshwane - Herman Mashaba alleges

2016-11-19 22:49

A man has allegedly died in an accident involving a blue light convoy in Pretoria.

Cops swoop on blue light shop after News24 investigation

2016-06-02 20:08

Police have swooped on a shop in Durban China City following a News24 report on the ease with which blue police lights can be purchased.

Zuma’s guards to reporter: I will take you away from here!

2016-04-21 13:40

A News24 reporter has been left shaken after some of President Jacob Zuma’s guards threatened her when she tried taking photos of his motorcade outside Parliament.

Family opens case against Mahlobo after fatal motorcade accident

2015-12-27 15:13

The family of the man killed in an accident involving the blue light convoy of State Security Minister David Mahlobo have opened a case of culpable homicide against him and his VIP guards and will also be suing the state.

Calls to probe Durban mayor's convoy smash

2015-07-17 11:42

The DA's KwaZulu-Natal leader, Zwakele Mncwango, has accused Durban Mayor James Nxumalo of using an eThekwini Metro Police blue light convoy to go to a funeral in Empangeni.

Blue light victim 'will never be the same'

2015-01-29 15:07

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was seriously injured after being knocked off his bicycle by a blue light driver, say he will never be the same again.

Blue light judge: Victim’s life destroyed

2015-01-28 12:27

Krugersdorp Magistrate Abdul Khan has described blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, as having ‘destroyed’ the life of teenage victim Thomas Ferreira after hitting him with his car.

Blue-light crash driver back in court

2015-01-28 07:28

Sentencing for blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked down Thomas Ferreira while driving through a red light, is expected to continue in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

 

Cop car that killed Moutlana 'was not in a blue light convoy'

2016-11-20 21:50

The South African Police Service has denounced reports that a man was killed by a “blue-light convoy” vehicle.

Presidency distances itself from fatal 'blue light' accident

2016-11-20 11:46

The Presidency on Sunday distanced itself from reports that President Jacob Zuma's convoy had been involved in a fatal car accident in Pretoria.

Emergency vehicles vs. blue light brigade: Here's what SA motorists should do

2016-09-28 15:30

Understanding what the lights on emergency and government vehicles mean can lead to a lot less frustration on SA roads and its drivers.

WATCH: How to buy illegal blue lights in minutes

2016-05-31 12:32

Blue lights like those used by police are easily accessible in Durban’s China Mall, and for several hundred rands, anyone can outfit their vehicle to look like a cop car, a News24 investigation has revealed.

God took her too soon - heartbroken mom of blue light victim

2016-03-23 08:56

When Thembisile Radebe told her blind and partially deaf 68-year-old husband that their daughter had been killed in a blue light crash, he simply sat in his wheelchair and wept.

Sbu Ndebele defends blue light escort

2015-12-17 18:45

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele has defended the use of a blue light escort, saying he was responding to a death in the family.

Blue-lights cop kicking driver's door?

2015-02-12 12:51

A Wheels24 reader sent us a video apparently showing an official, part of a 'blue lights' convoy, kicking the door of a private car in Gauteng. Watch the clip and decide for yourself!

Family relieved blue light case is over

2015-01-28 15:51

The family of Thomas Ferreira, who was knocked off his bike by blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie and suffered head injuries, says they are relieved the trial is over.

Blue light driver sentenced to five years

2015-01-28 11:45

Blue light driver, Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, who knocked over Thomas Ferreira while going through a red light, has been sentenced to five years behind bars.

'Blue light' victim will need life-long care

2014-11-20 12:29

Thomas Ferreira will have to live with severe mental changes after being knocked over by a “blue light” driver three years ago, a psychiatrist has told the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court.

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