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Road rage taxi driver jailed

2012-12-07 12:20

Bloemfontein - A Bloemfontein taxi driver who attacked a pedestrian in a road rage incident in the city has been sentenced to a jail term, Volksblad reported on Friday.

Aggrey Mojanaga, 43, was sentenced in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court to three years' imprisonment during which he must stay behind bars for at least six months.

The report said Magistrate Johannes Moeng ordered that Mojanaga could be released under correctional supervision after six months if his behaviour justified it.

Mojanaga deliberately hit a homeless man, Isaac Moalahi, 51, with his taxi and then kicked him against the head in Andries Pretorius Street in March this year.

Video material of the incident, which was captured on security cameras, was broadcast all over the internet.

Mojanaga was found guilty on a charge of assault with grievous body harm.

Comments
  • joesty214 - 2012-12-07 12:34

    Justice to the victim has been witnessed before the court of law. Thus, gives us hope that taxi drivers and drivers in general will respect pedestrians on our roads. Tolerance is key here, we all human beings.

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-07 13:10

      Let him spent some time in the coolbox,it will improve his tollerance.

      ricardodacosta - 2012-12-07 13:30

      6 months? Only?

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-12-07 13:34

      Why only 6 months out of 36? He should have to do at least half of his sentence

      ian.flack2 - 2012-12-07 15:08

      A recent, similar, incident in Europe saw the taxi driver sentenced to 15 years............

      ray.priestley.79 - 2012-12-07 18:22

      Was his name Aggrey or Aggro?

  • jaco.skalkwyk.73 - 2012-12-07 12:36

    Off to con-collage. Going to prison for assault, coming out a qualified hijacker.

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-12-07 12:37

    Good rot you animal, sorry animals are worth more than you. Laer as slak k*k op die see se bodem.

  • lskosana3 - 2012-12-07 12:37

    Very good! That taxi driver is a scumbag

  • eric.shinn.90 - 2012-12-07 12:38

    Frikken ANIMAL! and for the record, scum like this are present in all races

      dragonfire47 - 2012-12-07 13:06

      Once again animals don't behave in such a disgusting manner, barbaric savage is a more appropiate description for that thing

  • rohin.jadin - 2012-12-07 12:44

    who is paying for the victims's medical bills?

      tony.lapson - 2012-12-07 13:08

      What medical bills? The guy is probably sleeping-off his broken jaw and ankle, just because he doesn't want to spend what little money he has.

  • gail.joyce2 - 2012-12-07 12:46

    Vat so jou bliksem!

  • JMaritz - 2012-12-07 12:47

    6 MONTHS IN JAIL IS JUST B*LLSH*T!

  • xoli.mabiya - 2012-12-07 12:56

    I saw this video and it was Horrific, but six months, come on..

      attie.mostert.9 - 2012-12-07 13:07

      Agreed, 6months is coming off way to light :)

  • clinton.harry - 2012-12-07 12:58

    I pray he can be raped repeatedly for that 6 months

      motlalepula.sompane - 2012-12-07 13:24

      you pray for such horrible things? Your God must be amazing

      wonky.donky.589 - 2012-12-07 13:39

      with no vasaline

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-12-07 21:26

      Ugh Clinton - what the Taxi driver did was inhumane, but rape is a fate worse than death. Don't wish that on anyone. Karma is a she-dog.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-07 13:10

    Taxi driver who do u think u r? u need a kick in the head ~ enjoy yr jail term boy

  • maggie.chidoromukarati - 2012-12-07 13:16

    at least other tax drivers will learn from this.

      dragonfire47 - 2012-12-07 13:48

      Really, ya think

  • gladness - 2012-12-07 13:25

    Silly naughty little native boy.

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-12-07 13:49

      shut your racist pie hole

  • kevin.moreland2 - 2012-12-07 13:27

    how about attemted murder!!!???

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-12-07 13:39

    Lekker jou pes! Kry vir jou pappie! Ek hoop jy het sommer baie love affairs in die tronk!

  • chantz.vanrooyen - 2012-12-07 13:43

    Finally some justice. Well done RSA Judicury.

      daniel.malan3 - 2012-12-07 14:41

      6 months jail time is not justice, but at least he's going to get his ass spanked in there.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-12-07 14:05

    He was so lucky to get away with lesser charges against him,attempted murder was what he was supposed to b charged for nd it shows on the tape,how can one knock a pedestrian like that n kick him flat n get away with it,our justice system favours the Haves sies man.

      fanie.seitlheko - 2012-12-07 15:42

      I agree more on your cmnd.dat bstd mst b punished

      fanie.seitlheko - 2012-12-07 15:42

      I agree more on your cmnd.dat bstd mst b punished

  • xoli.xuma - 2012-12-07 14:14

    Charge should have been attempted murder,

  • allstar.scotts - 2012-12-07 14:20

    Elbie, he will. But that will be a civil case.

  • saidor.rhatinga - 2012-12-07 14:58

    i fil hppy abt it

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-12-07 15:02

    the guy should sue him for pain and suffering, any lawyers for pro bono case with lots of publicity??...1 arrogant taxi-driver down couple of hundred thousand to go

  • thabo.letlhoo - 2012-12-07 16:15

    This is a slap on a wrist, he should've been sent to spend the whole 3 years behind bars What he did was inhumane.

  • Sthe Vinjwa - 2012-12-07 17:00

    3 years? tats attempted murder

  • george.pito - 2012-12-07 17:34

    Must be apartheid that mad him do that

      mmvanzyl1 - 2012-12-07 18:56

      Haha- worst comment on here?? Seriously? Apartheid? Give me a break.. A grown man should take responsibility for his actions. He didn't think twice before hitting the homeless man with his car! I honestly can not stand taxi drivers, I nearly got knocked over by one the other day as he was too busy on his cell so he skipped a red robot. Seems like everyone has forgotten what it is all about.. Stop blaming Apartheid for his lack of humanity and stupidity.. 3 years is not enough.

      somikazi.pita - 2012-12-07 23:35

      So apartheid is a joke to you! You must be one of those that believe apartheid was not a crime against humanity and that Black people should forget about it and move on.

      somikazi.pita - 2012-12-07 23:40

      You should stick to the topic and condemn the person that did wrong.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-07 18:02

    Why sentence him for 3 years in the first place. 6 out of 36 is nothing. Prison should be full of taxi drivers because they are all arrogant and believe the road belongs to them. Just add up all the taxi accidents and that will confirm what I have just said.

  • elia.maeko - 2012-12-07 18:59

    I think they must get the penalty of 50yrs in jail

  • gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-12-08 05:53

    This is a joke! South Africa is fast turning into an international joke! Our government is the equivalent of bad parents raising unruly and undisciplined children! I myself, was once hit by an arrogant taxi driver because I was in his way on the pedestrians sidewalk, which he was making use of to cut in front of all the traffic. He even had the nerve to swear at me for not getting out of his way. These people, taxi drivers, have no sense of remorse, respect for others or plain manners! The sad thing is, there are the odd taxi drivers who actually do have manners, respect the rules of the road and respect other motorists, however they get abused by the rest of us because their reputation is tarnished by the majority. It just goes to show what a weak government and justice system we have, that they allow a bunch of thugs to dictate the rules to them!!

  • grace.murindiwachisimba - 2012-12-08 08:38

    That is stinking joke,only 6mths for attempted murder?

  • randy.mudau.3 - 2012-12-08 09:13

    all those taxi drivers will never learn a lesson.they r encouraging them to do the same

  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-12-08 12:20

    Mockery of justice

  • pgmdesouza - 2012-12-08 19:13

    Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is equivalent to brandishing an armed RPG launcher. You can take out very many people with one blow. This should be in the same class with assault using a lethal weapon which i think carries a heftier jail sentence.

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