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.

Blue light sentencing postponed

2014-03-13 15:49

Sentencing proceedings of blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie have been postponed in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.

MEC in blue-light trauma

2014-01-10 09:14

A KwaZulu-Natal MEC is reportedly traumatised after she and her guards were surrounded by 15 armed police officers when her allegedly speeding vehicle was stopped in a “military style” operation on the N3.

Blue light driver judgment expected

2013-12-03 07:33

Judgment on blue light driver Joseph Motsamai Semitjie, accused of knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira while driving through a red light, is expected to be delivered in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.


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.

Blue light driver depressed - psychologist

2014-08-28 12:46

The "blue light" driver accused of knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira is depressed, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

New lawyer appointed in blue light driver's case

2014-03-13 13:08

A new lawyer has been appointed to represent blue light driver Motsamai Semitjie, the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court has heard.

Mmemezi's driver found guilty

2013-12-03 13:21

Former Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi's driver has been found guilty of negligent and reckless driving, after knocking teenager Thomas Ferreira over in a 2011 accident.

COMMENT: Wild West shots new law?

2013-11-11 07:41

The saga of blue-light police cars, late-night stops, high-speed chases and a 'protocol' to be observed by police and public alike has raised more questions.

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