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De Lille's husband's case struck from roll

2012-11-08 10:37

Cape Town - A case of reckless or negligent driving against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's husband has been struck from the roll, it was reported on Thursday.

The Cape Argus reported that Edwin de Lille, 64, was to have appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, but provided a sick note to explain his absence.

According to the note handed to the court, De Lille suffered a stroke on October 11 and suffered from hypertension and diabetes.

"On Friday, he was found to be hypoglycaemic and hypertensive and this could precipitate another stroke," Dr Rafiq Abbas, from Grassy Park Medi-Centre, wrote in the note.

The newspaper reported that, after his arrest in Pinelands on Friday, the mayor said her husband had suffered a stroke while behind the wheel.

Magistrate Sean Lea said the State would have to re-summons De Lille.

The National Prosecuting Authority said the matter had been removed from the court roll because Lea was not satisfied De Lille had been properly subpoenaed.

Comments
  • jaques.carolus - 2012-11-08 10:39

    What if it was the ordinary man on the street. Politics ai oe eh eh

      Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-11-08 11:16

      He had a stroke, dude. Come on.

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-08 11:51

      @Sheilan.Clarke - Ja, and he gets that same stroke every friday night. That's an example of DA corruption and political interference.

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-08 13:14

      Western Cape again!

  • silenta.solly - 2012-11-08 11:04

    Shabir Shaik, Jacky Selebi, Edwin De Lille.....and it goes on and on and on

  • kooveng - 2012-11-08 11:06

    I see De Lille rocking a MO for Movember.. LOL

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-08 11:11

    Medical reason proved and dismissed. I dont have problem with that.

  • paul.stanley.5621 - 2012-11-08 11:12

    If the guy had suffered a stroke while he was driving, then he cannot be held liable for this...this is so crazy and a total waste of police resources....I would not be surprised if this whole matter is political.

      peejay.maclane - 2012-11-08 11:22

      Its for the second time he suffered from stroke. His drivers license should be suspended and allowed to drive. He a danger to other road users

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-08 11:35

      of course he can't be held liable under those circumstances. but the question is, did he really suffer a medical emergency whilst driving ...

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-08 11:36

      and why was he not taken to hospital. sounds fishy

      suzette.fortuin - 2012-11-08 11:51

      U r so correct, the political interference was his wife!

  • mandlo.shabalala - 2012-11-08 11:20

    Struck from roll whocares

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-08 12:39

      Just look at case of Winnie charging the policemen again for doing their job. In this case they called an ambulance and he did stop. Not abusing the police.

  • peejay.maclane - 2012-11-08 11:25

    Its for the second time he suffered from stroke. His drivers license should be suspended and not allowed to drive. He is a danger to other road users. He should be charged for endangering the lifes other road users.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-08 11:40

      He should have taken a personal moral and conscious decision without anybody suspending his licence because it is another procedure to do that and he has to be charged and appear in court. And the court has to try, convict and sentence him first before it decide to suspend or cancel his licence.

      Siyabonga Shado Nkambule - 2012-11-08 13:59

      Hai there is no such, just becoz he is the Mayor's hubby.neah its nt fair

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-08 11:26

    He should not be driving, could be dangerous. When he was stopped by police he did stop and did not resist. There was no accident so once they get their paperwork together and his condition is better, he will go to court.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-08 11:40

    The unfolding of events in this debacle needs to be questioned. Joe Soap would have to run the course. A sad reflection on Patricia, even though she is not the guilty party, her intervention needs to be questioned. Actions like this is synonomous with the tactics of the anc, unfortunately it is a poor reflection on the DA.

  • kissmea.naude.9 - 2012-11-08 11:40

    stroke my ass....why was he driving if he is so supposedly sick??

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-11-08 12:43

      You realize a stroke can happen any time anywhere , to anyone. So you might be fine and next thing you know it's stroke time. Very similar to a heart attack. But don't worry you need a brain to have stroke. So you should be safe on that front. Although you could still die from a DVT so I am personally praying for that.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-11-08 12:46

      You realize a stroke can happen any time anywhere , to anyone. So you might be fine and next thing you know it's stroke time. Very similar to a heart attack. But don't worry you need a brain to have stroke. So you should be safe on that front. Although you could still die from a DVT so I am personally praying for that.

  • siphobongohead - 2012-11-08 11:41

    He had a stroke. Does anybody in the NPA know what a stroke is !!!!????

  • kissmea.naude.9 - 2012-11-08 11:43

    If he was soooo supposedly sick why is he driving??

  • seakamelaml - 2012-11-08 11:54

    It is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done, so what is so special about de lile he must the course of the and not rape our justice system

  • modumo - 2012-11-08 12:19

    lies

  • godfrey.mabunda - 2012-11-08 12:26

    Some people's husband are untouchable,lets us get into politics so that we and ours family can get away with murder and reckless driving.this show us every politician is crooked.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-11-08 12:40

      He had a stroke you idiot.

  • nkulu.bgumede - 2012-11-08 12:59

    mmmm at the age of 64, a most probably type 2 diabetes and hypertension... sorry he shouldnt have been driving. people that suffer from diabetes are at a greater risk of getting a stroke. so yes he was negligent. can they prove that he checked his glucose levels before driving of which is a precautionary measure for those that drive with diabetes.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-11-08 14:21

    Nkulu what you are really saying is that all your gabba,s shouldnt drive either,because they cant drive properly,never mind drive a country,shot.

      nkulu.bgumede - 2012-11-08 15:08

      sorry i dont understand foreign, what are gabba's?

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-11-08 14:25

    You oz should become judges,nah,too thick and narrow minded.

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