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No arrests in Jaguar accident

2013-01-15 13:08

Johannesburg - The Jaguar XF driver who crashed into a house in Lyttelton on Sunday morning has not been arrested, Pretoria police said on Tuesday.

"By late yesterday [Monday] no arrests have been made regarding the incident," Warrant Officer Annabelle Middelton said.

The Star on Tuesday reported that it was believed that the vehicle belonged to a government employee working in intelligence.

Middelton said: "Even if it was [true] we will not disclose that information."

According to the report, the driver fled, leaving behind the car and a government employee ID tag with the name of LN Makamu. An empty whisky bottle and several beer bottles were found in the car.

The car was apparently driven for about 12km with one tyre shredded to the rim.

Ministry of State Security spokesperson Brian Dube said he was not aware of the incident or of anyone in the department driving a Jaguar.

"Police have access to eNatis and can easily identify the owner and trace him or her. Police should follow investigation procedures and bring the perpetrator to book," Dube told the newspaper.

A resident of the house, Zee Pieterse, said the impact of the crash into the gate was so severe that it pushed two cars parked in front of the house into the garage wall.

Comments
  • henri.lombard - 2013-01-15 13:18

    HA HA HA HA you guys never seem to miss the chance to show the public just how well behaved you are.

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-01-15 15:06

      Why do these guys always run away after an accident? be a man and own up and face the consequences. It always comes out in the end!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2013-01-15 15:53

      @andre. He/she is "under cover" ;)

      godfrey.welman - 2013-01-15 16:05

      @Andre...it's avoiding blood test and this being Govt linked to buy time for some spokesperson to come up with some story.

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-15 16:21

      They are waiting for 'Mac the Knife' to spin a story but at present he is busy spinning a story for Showerhead!!!

  • djnkokhi - 2013-01-15 13:18

    Judge Makamu?

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2013-01-15 13:20

    What's the betting that if you drive through an e-toll gantry, those robbers Sanral will have identified the owner of the car with all his details in seconds, but the boys in blue cannot the find owner of a car (which is in their possesion) in 3 days.

      branden.hart - 2013-01-15 13:36

      And don't forget they have the ID book and whisky bottles with Finger prints as well. Wonder which brand of Whisky, after leaving the scene it must have been Johnny Walker :)

      Citroes - 2013-01-15 14:28

      I think the original article said it was Jameson's. Obviously prefers Irish over blended Scotch.

  • brett.scheepers - 2013-01-15 13:21

    An Intelligence Unit car will have a number plate registered to a fake company and Brian Dube will know that.

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-01-15 16:53

      Our intelligence is not that clever, man!

  • liezl.haramis.7 - 2013-01-15 13:24

    It was a lady...aaahhh...whatever...government employee says it all. Stupid as hell driving an expensive car that she did not earn and cant handle!! Eish!

  • ramakoloi.lekoro - 2013-01-15 13:41

    joooh!does dis mean police are incapable?but i know guilty party ll be arrested there is no hurry in sa.

  • Pete7930 - 2013-01-15 13:55

    Now how will the government find out who and where the driver is? So many executive cars to sort through. Eish!

  • peter.ndamase - 2013-01-15 14:03

    Jaguar, Government employees, walls and whiskies... enough said!

  • Sprinkler47 - 2013-01-15 14:16

    Annabelle Middleton, not "Middelton". Refer Kate Middleton.

  • itumeleng.zungu.7 - 2013-01-15 14:16

    This is really a joke, they found I'd tags,bottle of whiskey(maybe one of those expensive bands) and beer bottles and a car at the scene, and still no arrests. Is it because its one of the government officials or our man in blue are plain useless. Maybe someone high ranking within the government told them if they arrest that guy they will be very sorry....ja neh corruption!!!

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-01-15 16:51

      rrest him for what? Fleeing the scene of an accident is the only crime that will stick - and that is a traffic violetion not a crimial offence. Having empty bottles of booze in your car is definately not an offence - he has long slept all that booze away - hecne he disapperead for two days. He only has trouble with the owner of the house. He probable does not even need to claim from the insurance hence he bolted - there is a lot of money going around in some corrupt circles!

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2013-01-15 14:16

    Police covering for the driver, and no way to prove drunk driving.

  • bbooyse - 2013-01-15 14:20

    ...Either they're covering up for someone here or they are unforgivably incompetent.

      Klaus - 2013-01-15 16:49

      both

      jannie.beirowski - 2013-01-15 21:09

      No, not incompetent! They are very successful in maintaining the logo of the ruling party, ANC. (Absolutely No Consequence).

  • bradley.horne - 2013-01-15 14:24

    Maybe its the new top cop or the previous top cop is out lol....

  • tanya.keyzer - 2013-01-15 14:53

    is it our infamous judge?

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-01-15 16:47

      Who knows - its a jaguar thing!

  • valerie.lawtie - 2013-01-15 15:18

    "Ministry of State Security spokesperson Brian Dube said he was not aware of the incident or of anyone in the department driving a Jaguar." How do you know what cars all your employees own or drive?

  • valerie.lawtie - 2013-01-15 15:27

    "Ministry of State Security spokesperson Brian Dube said he was not aware of the incident or of anyone in the department driving a Jaguar." How can you not be aware of the incident and know exactly which cars all the employees own and drive...

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-01-15 16:48

      Especially if they are supposed to be intelligence - they should spy on one another mos??

  • neil.lovegrove - 2013-01-15 15:30

    hate to 'judge' too quickly...but there us a deja vu bell going off in my head

  • brendan.healey.315 - 2013-01-15 15:35

    Let me get this right..... the XF was driven for approx 12 km before the actual accident happened. Judging by the look of that rim definitely but beyond me why they didn't stop.... there is no way that you wouldn't know, they must have been legless !

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2013-01-15 16:47

      After drinking a bottle of whisky and several beers, I can asure you he was fast asleep in the car which then in autopilot. He woke up after the crash. Luckily (for him) he did not kill anyone

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2013-01-15 21:15

    "Intelligence?" ha ha ha ha

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-16 10:48

    I smell a rat a beeg one. Thy have all the info but no arrest yet!!!! Thy cant be that dof. I wouldn't be surprise if it is a high ranking judge.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-16 10:50

    I smell a rat a beeg one. Thy have all the info but no arrest yet!!!! Thy cant be that dof. I wouldn't be surprise if it is a high rank

  • Daphne Shaw - 2014-03-22 23:21

    What a cover up for the so called Government who are supposed to be setting a good example for the young of this country

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