Official in court for drunken driving

2013-10-08 08:36

Johannesburg - Mpumalanga's head of community safety appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of drunk driving and impersonating a police officer, Gauteng police said.

Thulani Sibuyi was granted R1 000 bail after appearing in court, said Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.

"He allegedly crashed into another vehicle, and when the police came he allegedly put on his siren and told them he was a police officer, said Mogale.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Anthony Benadie has called on Mpumalanga MEC Vusi Shongwe to act against Sibuyi.

"As the head of the provincial task team implemented to fight drunk driving in the province, the DA believes Sibuyi must lead by example," said Benadie.

The Mpumalanga department of community safety could not be reached for comment.

  • Palesa Mahlatsi - 2013-10-08 08:45

    The purpose of the siren was what exactly?? You crashed my car, will the siren make it 'uncrashed' bloody con??? Do community safety guys need sirened vehicles???

      Aborted News - 2013-10-08 09:52

      How Ironic you are Mpumalanga's head of "community safety" - How you promoting safety? Driving drunk around your community? Oh you sure are promoting safety! This is a SOBERING reminder that your position doesn't grant you immunity from prosecution!

      Badger - 2013-10-08 10:50

      True Palesa, I think we need an "Arab Spring" to stop this government..... We could call it "South Africa Rising"

      Badger - 2013-10-08 10:54

      I just Googled...."Official In Court" can you guess the results ???? 987 000 000 results in 0,24 seconds

  • Darryl Maze - 2013-10-08 08:56

    We can all see whats gonna happen. The blood sample will get lost and excuses will be made and yet again another drunk ANC idiot will be free. The justice system in this country is run by criminals to keep criminals out of prison.

      Steve Ritchie - 2013-10-08 09:40

      And so the corrupt, thieving CancER circus rolls on.

      Novio Noquescu - 2013-10-08 20:57

      @Steve Ritchie: It looks better AND makes more sense like this: cANCer ...

  • rory - 2013-10-08 09:01

    Good role model for the youth to look up to.

  • Derriq Ndlovu - 2013-10-08 09:02

    A bail so cheap for a person supposed to be exemplary. Mxm, I can also see this case squashed behind closed doors. Too many Tony Yengeni's.

  • Mark Kronenberg - 2013-10-08 09:12

    R1000 bail... wow if it were me I'd be locked up with no bail opportunity at all. O how the wonders of BEE work!!!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-10-08 09:14

    He is head of community safety? Why does his car have a siren?.

      Johnny Smith - 2013-10-08 11:33

      To warn other road users that a drunk driver is driving this vehicle - please get out of my way before I crash into you!

  • Dagga Movement - 2013-10-08 09:16

    R20 000 bail for a speedster but only R1000 bail for impersonating a police officer and driving under the influence. Justice is joke

      Kingsley Brown - 2013-10-08 09:33

      Not to mention the fact that he crashed his state vehicle into another vehicle

      Nosiphom Mazibuko - 2013-10-08 09:35

      Speeding is obviously a bigger crime!

  • Neil Moodley - 2013-10-08 09:26

    Im tired of seeing these articles ! We rant on and on but nothing comes of it ..its a futile exercise. He will be acquitted of all charges and get moved internally to another position. Its another shell game that is indicative of government policies. "Brought to you by the ANC.."

  • Nosiphom Mazibuko - 2013-10-08 09:33

    This is one person who should not have been granted bail and should be suspended immediately from his job pending an internal disciplinary - which, according to the LRA - should not await the finding of a criminal proceeding, and there is no reason to believe that a finding in an internal investigation will influence the court. The burden of proof is different!

  • Brain Roc - 2013-10-08 09:53

    "Don't drink and drive unless you are a police"

  • Wish Masilela - 2013-10-08 10:07

    another 'jackson jack daniels mthembu' ...malema was right, anc is the party of drunkards.

  • Danny Mothilall Danny - 2013-10-08 10:19

    Just shortly teh case will be thrown out of court against the perpetrator {head of community safety} and he will be free as a bird - so so so corrupt is our judicial system that one can commit murders-rape-robbery-hi-jacking-etc.and get away and that is why crime is gone out of control and the beloved South Africa is fast becoming a stumbling block.One has to sit back and watch/see/hear about the corruption that goes on in the present ruling party.

  • Ntombizodwa Letty - 2013-10-08 10:21

    Just R1000 bail shuuuuuuu!!! this is worse you should have not waisted our money to this story. If was somebody else was going to b higher than this, maybe u guyz your are the same. Next time do good job not this sh*t

  • Colin Nelson - 2013-10-08 10:49

    Leading by example???//

  • Brightness Gupta - 2013-10-08 14:26

    Did he try and impersonate a human ????

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