Judge Motata in another crash

2011-07-03 09:30

Johannesburg – Judge Nkola Motata was involved in another road accident on Saturday. This time he crashed his blue Jaguar in the Johannesburg CBD.

The accident happened at about 07:30 in Braamfontein.

Metro police spokesperson inspector Wayne Minnaar said Motata’s car and a taxi were involved in a collision. He was unable to say if anyone was injured.

When asked if liquor played a role, Minnaar said Motata was sober.

Motata was found guilty of drunk driving in 2009 after crashing into the wall of a suburban home in Johannesburg in 2007. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison or a fine of R20 000.

  • Ian - 2011-07-03 09:44

    When asked if liquor played a role, Minnaar said Motata was sober. BULLSHIT MINNAAR AND YOU KNOW IT

      Lauren - 2011-07-03 10:25

      How do you know it?

      stuart.steedman - 2011-07-03 10:41

      You got some insider information that me and News24 don't. Or, in the words of Wikipedia, [citation needed].

      Snoek - 2011-07-03 10:47

      Lauren, Ian don’t know it but by going on Motata’s reputation it’s very likely.

      Ian - 2011-07-03 11:49

      are you pissed as well, give me a break, once a dronkgat always a dronkgat

      Ian - 2011-07-03 11:55


      Creeky - 2011-07-03 13:00

      Only reason Minaar said the Drunk Judge was sober, is because he did not SWEAR AT THE TAXI DRIVER.... The Taxi Driver is also Black!!! When the Drunk Judge klapped the Taxi Driver, he did not blame APARTHEID for a change!!

      Micah - 2011-07-03 20:05

      Motata is not innocent of his previous offence and the JSC is still deliberating on that. If you know a little bit about SA's judicial system or history then you will see that in time memorial it is very hard to dismiss a judge and there are some shocker in our history that are plain to see for yourself if you care to, and you can understand the legal implications of doing so i.e. they would have to question and re-try every case he has ever done if he is found not to be a fit and proper person. Having said that I truly believe that Motata and Hlope will be the 3nd and 4th to be dismissed after Judge J C Fitzpatrick and John Gilbert Kotze CJ. I am disappointed that everything here always end up as a race/hate speech issue, people here complain about how race is always brought up or relied upon and yet in doing so they do the same thing. We all want the best for our country so instead of always pointing a finger lets use this space constructively to over come our problems and engage in real debates that can produce some solutions. That is what this forum should be for I believe. citations to some of the above facts look at:

      Raymond - 2011-07-03 20:42


      mark - 2011-07-04 05:40

      Give that man a.....bicycle!

      Flinger - 2011-07-04 07:41

      Read properly Ian, it was 07:30 AM, why would an old man be drunk that time of the morning? Honestly, i dont understand why this forum can think like adults and have to be so over the top and sensational about every news item.

      shmangle - 2011-07-04 08:01

      Sober people have accidents too you know. And just because he's famous for driving into a wall drunk in the middle of the night, doesn't mean that he's necessarily pissed at 7:30 on a Saturday morning in Braamfontein.

      Johan van Zyl - 2011-07-04 08:21

      @Flinger - Excatly! It was 07:30, on his way back home from a night out of heavy drinking. Just a theory :)

      DeonL - 2011-07-04 09:15

      Jackson M was also once drunk in the morning in Cape Town.

      NiceGuy - 2011-07-04 10:30

      @mark. or better an exercise bicycle

      Sharief - 2011-07-04 10:38

      Minaar was drunk...

      lollie sue - 2011-07-04 11:34

      Its bcoz you're sick and full of hatred you idiot, you think you know everything, go to HELL

      Krush - 2011-07-05 07:35

      @lollie-sue. You call him an idiot..tell him to go to hell...and then tell him that he's full of hatred? You sure you're not talking about yourself? How about you take that big log out of your own eye first before you try to remove the splinter from his?

      Helmut - 2012-02-27 10:51

      He was still drunk from the night before

  • Vlooi - 2011-07-03 09:46

    This Motata and his blue Jag will become legends of which our children will learn and songs will be sung. Like Don Quixote and his horse Rocinante.

      Creeky - 2011-07-03 13:02

      CHIRP OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Wendy - 2011-07-05 06:45


  • Slapper - 2011-07-03 09:48

    Bloody Hell! This guy has got to go.

      antonbar - 2011-07-03 10:45

      He will not go. On the contrary: Having a criminal record in the Azanian Native Cancer qualifies one for promotion. We will soon probably see this racist artist in the Constitutional Court.

      Flinger - 2011-07-04 07:42


      SPACEBOI - 2011-07-04 07:56

      u have 2 to go, who are u to judge a judge.

  • Mike Webber - 2011-07-03 09:48

    I wonder if he was also as drunk as a skunk this time !!! Met Eish !!! This man is a public disgrace. Oh well, the ANC will just redeploy him elsewhere. The whole lot are USELESS !!!

      JR69 - 2011-07-04 08:49

      The saying is not drunk as a skunk as he does not have a white stripe, it is drunk as a judge

  • Deon - 2011-07-03 09:52

    Jeez guys. Such positive statements. You always bring colour into your comments. Also, how about innocent until proven guilty. Maybe you are part of the problem.

      Deon - 2011-07-03 09:57

      Whi is this reported on News24 in the first place?

      sanodn - 2011-07-03 10:00

      Agreed Deon. People jump to conclusions.

      allie - 2011-07-03 10:00

      Part of what problem? A judge`s drinking problem.Get over yourselve Deon.

      grant9 - 2011-07-03 10:22

      Deon, Motata has a conviction for drunken driving after crashing his car through a wall. After listening to the recording of his ranting after the crash I'm disgusted that he's still a judge. He is an utter racist.

      OZNOB - 2011-07-03 13:19

      YOU ARE RIGHT WITH THE INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY though in this case this is one of those exceptions . anyway you cannot shange the spots on a leopard. the judge would probably say that he had not had anything alcoholic though he did have some spiritual support with it being sunday

  • Jelly - 2011-07-03 09:55

    Seker alweer gesuip gewees......

      Creeky - 2011-07-03 13:03

      Gelikkig die nie op die "SUIP KUS" van Natal gebeer nie.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

  • Kingsley Paul - 2011-07-03 09:58

    what is happening in SA with road crash? Traffic officials need to do something about

      Alan - 2011-07-03 11:01

      traffic officers that you find where !!!!!!! they are only found behind bushes and pillars of bridges hiding there to catch the white soft targets not their colleagues in the corrupt government or the no road rules apply taxis because they are too scared to act against these bastards this arshole matata must go now because he is an ambarassment

      Lim The Black - 2011-07-04 12:59

      no one checking moving violations my china. you can chat on your cell and a traffic pig will just drive past...oh, turn on his siren to skip the robots first

      Susannomore - 2011-07-04 13:51

      Kingsley, is there a reason that you think we may all be having troubles in our relationships? Your blog didn't interest me...

  • Larry Laffer - 2011-07-03 10:02

    Hahaha...for once no one is blaming the taxi driver....lolololol

      Snoek - 2011-07-03 10:49

      very good!

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 12:19

      Probably was the taxi drivers fault for a change

      crackerr - 2011-07-03 12:35

      LOL. Every cloud has a silver lining.

      OZNOB - 2011-07-03 13:21

      @alan and i thought that only snakes and spiders came out from behind bushes and pillars

      grant9 - 2011-07-04 06:04

      The exception that proves the rule??

      JR69 - 2011-07-04 08:51

      Hey Larry, we cannot blame the poor hardworking taxi driver. We all know their vehicles a perfectly maintained and they drive like Miss Daisy is in the back. It really has to be the Judge.

      alicia - 2011-07-04 10:08

      I made a comment regarding this matter yesterday, but once more, misteriously it has disappeared,as do most of what I have to say. Why is this practice allowed. I was wondering (tongue in cheek) whether the Honorable Judge has a valid Driver's Lisence.

  • horsehair - 2011-07-03 10:22

    What absolute arrogant blacks we have here that think they are better than the rest of the blacks in Africa and can "make it work" Remember you burnt down your schools. So you're so far behind already

  • montecristo - 2011-07-03 10:37

    Wait for all the facts before jumping to conclusions here! Remember there was a taxi involved here. 1 in 3 drivers will have some kind of fender bender every year!

  • - 2011-07-03 10:39

    Why is this news? They, The ANC just do as they please in any case!

  • knalpot - 2011-07-03 10:56

    Bludy agent bast@rd

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 12:21

      If anybody has got to go Its Minaar and his cronies, they dont do much.

  • NATO OFFICE - 2011-07-03 10:58

    What if the taxi driver was wrong as usual?? Leave the judge alone we need him for a drunk driving case on Monday ha ha ha

  • RemoteMedic - 2011-07-03 11:19

    Honestly! This guy was found guilty of a crime and he is still a Judge (or just called a Judge by the media)?

      swoan - 2011-07-04 08:55

      judge is a tittle, like ADV,Dr,Justice,Mr, and many more, does not matter u r a child molester, if u went ot school and gained this, u can be bed they cant be taken away, we may stop callin u a Dr, but u r a Dr! we can remove ur balls, u r still Mr!

  • braamc - 2011-07-03 11:20

    It is a taxi, even if you had a drink to much, it will always be the savage taxi drivers

  • ntswembumedia - 2011-07-03 11:20

    @USSA & Johncarlos: race card you must be proud of your comments right now...SA could do with a lot less people like you...the interesting fact is that if a black dude poster comments like that...He'd be all over the news and you'd run to australia. It's people like you who read useless articles just to fabricate false accusations...You could get sued for that. @ Lauren...thank you least someone is wise and acting like a propper adult in this discussion

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-03 14:43

      Johncarlos is on YOUR side boet. Is this anyway to show a visiting Australian hospitality ?

      USSA - 2011-07-03 20:22

      Oh give me a break Ntswhatever. You have no idea about the legal process in executing a lawsuit. In any case, the a$$hole judge WAS drunk, and he WAS trying to abuse his status as a judge to get a light sentence, and he DID get a light sentence, and the law DOES have to take him off the bench. Stop spitting $hit. You are trying to sound clever, but it is not working...yet. Keep the faith brother.

      Deon - 2011-07-03 20:32

      Judge Motata made a grave error not too long ago. He was trialed and found guilty in a court of law, and has payed his dues. Now, please leave the man alone. He is entitled to live a normal life now. Do not escalate this whole thing to another destructive race thing. Hou op met die flippen rassekak. Ons het genoeg daarvan in S.A.!!!!

      Drolpeer - 2011-07-04 10:54

      @Deon, jeez my ou, is jy en Motata besig met een of ander JV dat jy hom so cover? jy is 'n model-burger hoor, tien uit tien vir jou ou seuna.

  • thetruth - 2011-07-03 11:23

    What do Motata and Jacque Kallis have in common????? BEING DRUNK AND F..k..g UP OTHER PPL's PROPERTY....

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-03 16:57

      Except Jacques did'nt play the race card. He took full responsibility for his actions. Sadly The same cant be said for " Motata La Chance. "

      soba le boya - 2011-07-04 13:06

      Jacque and Jaguar,being drunk,peoples property,all these makes them common...

  • cnA kcuF - 2011-07-03 11:24

    Pity it was 7:30am and not 7:30pm - he would def have been drunk at 7:30pm!

      grant9 - 2011-07-04 06:21

      What was Motata doing up at 7:30am? Certainly not going to work as a previous blogger pointed out. Chances are he was just going home after a night @on the tiles'. And to think us tax-payers are paying for all this.

  • Liberty - 2011-07-03 11:26

    Mothata's liscence should be taken away. He shouldn't be pushing a wheel barrow let alone drive a car

      TheRat - 2011-07-03 18:49

      WTF is a liscence? Anyway, I agree it should go, whatever it is, because your argument is convincing.

  • Murky Bucket - 2011-07-03 11:30

    What about the taxi driver? Was he as sober as the judge?

  • K-NINE - 2011-07-03 11:36

    There is a huge difference in driving a branch on a tree and an expensive luxury car!!

  • tony.kirby1 - 2011-07-03 11:37

    Ian I agree liquors was involved. Judge was sober Taxi driver was pissed.

  • MrTruth - 2011-07-03 11:45

    R.I.P. South Africa your time is up. Sorry to say but after years of hoping I know this country is finished, yes I am white and I am looking for a way out while I am still alive. Corruption from the top down - murder every 30 mins - rape every 26 secs - prices of food and electric going through the roof because they can with their corruption and don't care attitude. Then add the so called culture a million years out of date, you have no hope - will the last one out please turn the lights off if Eskom have still allowed us electric.

  • saliem - 2011-07-03 11:46

    And he still has a drivers licence? Unbelieveable!!!

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  • GoFish - 2011-07-03 12:06

    Um, did the TAXI not perhaps crash into him... after all we all know how recklessly taxis are driven...

  • pugwash - 2011-07-03 12:14

    Lock him up and through away the keys, he's a bloody oxygen thief!

  • SlayerSaves - 2011-07-03 12:22

    I agree with Lee - after all we're all pink on the inside

  • Vince.York - 2011-07-03 12:59

    WELL, who put a 'white made city' in his way?

  • Jaja - 2011-07-03 13:05

    These damn British vehicles ... there must be something wrong with their handling .... yes, it's the clown behind the stearing weel.

  • Yvonne - 2011-07-03 13:47

    Stop paying this bastard

  • Cire - 2011-07-03 13:52

    The real question is why is this clown still a judge?

  • Mariano Castrillon - 2011-07-03 14:32

    Motata's way of life and mockery of the law shows that he comes from a background lacking in respect for the individual and for oneself. He must have been appointed to his job by people who are just like him: no integrity,no sense of right and wrong, no morals. Poor South Africa.

      Lento-1 - 2011-07-03 19:59

      @ Mariano Amen

  • tsotsi420 - 2011-07-03 14:58

    That this person who was given a 12 months sentence to prison or R20 000 fine is called a 'Judge' is farcical

  • Southernwrit - 2011-07-03 15:06

    I was involved in an accident twice once drunk and found guilty - got my licence back and still have my job as a travelling salesman actual got promotion a week before my second accident - so what ??

  • Larro - 2011-07-03 15:14

    Hic ! Thud ! Eish !

  • Black Mouth - 2011-07-03 16:18

    Dumelang, its interesting how poeple find colour in accidents these days. I strongly suppose it depends on ones agenda, Most of you guys choose to jugde, finding full details of justifying thier own percieved outcome.Life has no complection, knows no colour and draws no attitudes.can we treat life as natural as it is ? go out there and love poeple, correct mistakes and uphold humanity. judge is a legal position not a human, taxi driver a position and not a human though you need HUMAN to fill this posts, They remain human beings.My appeal is wether for once we can see and live beyond color of our skin.I am not asking anybody to be a beggar of some sort. This platform should be building us as opposed to what we are doing. look at knalpot - July 3, 2011 at 10:56 Report comment "Bludy agent bast@rd " how old r you chief? USSA - July 3, 2011 at 09:38 Report comment "He is a useless man".

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-03 17:22

    I bet if he was sent to court he would handout his own Judgement as Not Guilty. Hopefully next time his found drinking and driving; he will receive the death penalty. If only

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  • T de J - 2011-07-03 19:31

    this man should get a refund from whom ever sold him his lisence . ps please at least show these people where the brakes are in the vehicle not just the the pedal to go forward.

  • - 2011-07-03 20:11

    Judge Motata is everything that is bad with the system, he has no honour to step down from his position after being convicted. Why's that you ask? He doesnt know the meaning of honour, as he is uneducated, and has no class.

  • Jon Smithsonian - 2011-07-03 20:41

    There are hopelessly too many of us in South Africa who are rascist to the bone. It clouds our judgement and makes us particularly narrow-minded. We look at things through "pigment" tinted glasses and whinge about crime, corruption, woefully inadequate service delivery, deteriorating infrastructure, no RDP houses, no jobs, no living wage, no land and a whole host of other things. Most of us, however, do nothing as far as nation-building is concerned. For as long as we place a spot light on our differences, we will not see the similarities that should really draw us together. If we work together to help our country and ALL its people, we all win. If we focus on only our own little cultural groups, we go to the dogs like so many other places we do not even need to name. Surely most of us realise this, but are not willing to invest all the time and energy required to bring about small changes. Rascism is so much easier; so much societal destruction for so little effort. Anyway, as far as the judge is concerned, this latest accident is hardly newsworthy and anyway so many of us have had a dop in our bodies and taken a drive. A survey is likely to show that most of us got away without serious problems. Should we really jump on the rascist bandwagon because some oke (albeit in an influential position - a judge, no less) gets totally inebriated, gets behind the wheel, ploughs through a garden wall, a goes on a rascist rant? No! Punish drunk drivers and rascists should get a life.

  • Hennie - 2011-07-03 22:10 now we finally know the truth.....HE CAN'T DRIVE!!!! hahahaha

  • John Paul - 2011-07-03 22:39

    John Carlos.biza In South Africa there are anti white employment laws. Fifa ignored it. There are anti white business with government laws. Fifa ignored it. There are anti white business to business laws. Fifa ignored it. And Michelle Obama, the USA, the UK, the EU, the AU. Still, they exist. Now I want anti Illegal laws in Europe. Here we have stolen nothing. There Illegal are stealing all kinds of benefits.

  • playfullme - 2011-07-04 06:15

    If this was a mere mortal like me my licence would be taken away????

  • BlakKat - 2011-07-04 06:29

    What a question. Does Minaar think we're all morons. What a shocking example this man is of the legal profession. The sooner he retires the better.

  • grant9 - 2011-07-04 06:35

    A couple of things :- When Motata was convicted in 2009 for drunken driving, why was his driving licence not taken away as is supposed to be the procedure? After I got bust at a routine road block I was told by the magistrate that if my job didn't depend on me driving I would have lost my licence. Secondly, Minaar was very quick to say Motata was sober : Was Motata tested?

  • ajcvdw - 2011-07-04 07:09

    7:30 in the morning, maybe alcohol wasn't the culprit. But why is this man still driving? Why hasn't his license been revoked?

  • SPACEBOI - 2011-07-04 07:54

    Hav also crashed my car twice in one year does it mean im a drunkard, please dont be stupid!!!u are just plain arrogant stupid who is pissed off by the fact that Motata went to school and he is a judge and u not!!!!!FACT