ARTICLES RELATING TO BLUE LIGHT INCIDENTS

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' 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.

KZN bodyguard scandal deepens

2013-10-17 12:13

Another former VIP bodyguard, who is now an aide to the KZN mayor at the centre of the latest N3 “blue light” shooting incident, is also a convicted criminal, it has emerged.

VIP officers who shot at driver in court

2013-10-15 09:43

Bodyguards protecting a KwaZulu-Natal mayor believed his life was in danger when they opened fire on a motorist on the N3 last week, their lawyer says.

Blue light victim negligent - driver's lawyer

2013-09-04 09:07

Accident victim Thomas Ferreira should be prosecuted for reckless or negligent driving, not the driver of the blue light vehicle in the collision, according to a defence lawyer.

Diplomatic unit makes case against cyclist

2013-05-14 14:24

The SA diplomatic policing unit has lodged a case against a Pretoria cyclist following a roadside assault which was posted on YouTube.

 

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 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.

VIP cop silent on previous conviction

2013-10-18 11:27

A mayoral bodyguard facing an attempted murder charge broke the law by not telling the court he had a previous conviction for attempted murder, according to a report.

VIP bodyguard has dark past - report

2013-10-16 12:04

One of the VIP bodyguards arrested for a last week’s N3 highway “blue light” shooting incident was a key player in the assassination of a KwaZulu-Natal warlord in 1999, according to a report.

Former MEC in court for 'blue light' assault

2013-10-08 13:37

The assault case against former Mpumalanga human settlements MEC Siphosezwe Masango and two of his bodyguards has been postponed to next year for trial.

Blue light victim 'suffered brain damage'

2013-09-03 10:14

Thomas Ferreira, who was hit by a vehicle driven by a blue light driver in 2011, is believed to have suffered permanent brain damage, according to a neurosurgeon.

Cyclist assaulted by diplomatic motorcade

2013-05-13 15:27

A video clip has been posted to YouTube showing a Pretoria cyclist being manhandled in a roadside scuffle, apparently by a diplomat's security guards.

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