Sifiso Zulu may still try to appeal

2012-05-07 12:02

Durban - Businessman and socialite Sifiso Zulu has not exhausted all his legal options, even though he has failed in his appeal against his convictions arising from a fatal car crash in Durban in 2008.

According to legal sources he can still apply for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against the judgment - before the same judges who ruled on his appeal - and if that fails, he can petition the chief justice.

He may also apply for bail pending appeal if he is granted leave to appeal to the SCA.

But in the meantime he will have to surrender himself to start serving his jail term. The 48-hour deadline stipulated in law expires on Monday.

Zulu on Sunday did not answer repeated calls to his cellphone, and his advocate, Thabani Masuku, was in Cape Town and declined to discuss the case with the media.

Zulu was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment (two of which were conditionally suspended) and fines totalling R7 500. The main charges arise from a crash caused when his BMW X5 jumped a red light and smashed into a bakkie on the corner of NMR Avenue and Somtseu Road on March 29, 2008. Two people were killed.

  • Mzamo - 2012-05-07 12:13

    "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others", George Orwell (Animal Farm).

  • Sonja - 2012-05-07 12:16


      Michelle - 2012-05-07 12:39

      Exactly!! such a short sentence for taking the lives of two people!

  • Victor - 2012-05-07 12:28

    stop wasting tax payers money !!!!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-07 12:32

    Another case where money keeps criminals on the loose, this case has been dragging on for years, time for the judiciary to get their act together and stop being puppets to power and money.

  • Faizie - 2012-05-07 12:37

    Thank goodness he has stopped claiming to be a Zulu Royal, which he isnt.

  • Dhavandran - 2012-05-07 12:50

    just send him to jail and let him become a princess.where is the justice? he is guilty as hell with two lives on his head and he is making a mockery of our justice system. i appeal to the judiciary , show him your independence and satisfy us that you are free from being manipulated by the powers that be. .

  • leonardjwright - 2012-05-07 13:09

    What a disservice he has done for the ANC. Killing two of their potential voters. Maybe this logic will help but the reckless driving idiot behind bars.

  • Thoka - 2012-05-07 13:34

    if he started serving his sentence back in 2008, he should be out by now. too much technicality. Where is Ndosi in the picture? he should be charged for trying to cover up.

  • E - 2012-05-07 13:41

    All the efforts to promote road safety will come to nothing if drivers refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Even news24 is guilty - note that the story says that the accident occurred when the "BMW jumped a red light" ... cr*p!! the car did not drive itself ... the story should say "Mr Zulu ignored a red traffic light and smashed into another vehicle, killing its occupants". Until such actions are described and perceived as socially unacceptable, peoples' attitudes will not change.

      Ally - 2012-05-07 13:54

      Ag, ja, nou. Blame it on the car ... and a BMW at that. Good reason to sue the daylights out of BMW! As for the use of language: (sigh) we're living in SA in the 21st century where rules of the road, rules of grammar, rules of courtesy, rules in an exercise book, they are all ignored or flouted.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-07 16:44

      E for Exactly. I wish more people can see clearly like you. And this case should have been finalized in 2008 already. Ally: We just need more common sense, discipline and respect.

  • Piet - 2012-05-07 14:11

    He better start coughing! Shaik needs a golfing partner!

  • Loo - 2012-05-07 14:47

    Go forth and rot in jail you tsotsi .. hehhe

  • Dudu - 2012-05-08 06:41

    It is so disturbing what is happening in this case, I hope money could be able to make me walk again like it is helping him not to pay for his action. Just wish for one day he can know what I'm going through everyday

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