Jude Ward case: DA hails move to charge traffic cop

2010-03-18 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance KwaZulu-Natal transport spokesman, Radley Keys, has welcomed the news that the KZN traffic officer who allegedly assaulted Jude Ward in front of policemen at the charge office in Camperdown police station has been charged.

“… It is high time that charges were laid and we trust that the Justice Department will not drag its heels and that it will ensure a swift trial,” Keys said.

He confirmed the DA will call for the officer’s suspension from active duty until the trial is concluded.

The incident, which took place two months ago on the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, saw Ward being charged with reckless and negligent driving and failing to comply with a traffic officer’s instruction.

Charges have since been amended to that of inconsiderate driving and failing to obey the instructions of a traffic official.

Ward’s case is set for trial at the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court on June 15.


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