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Phakaaathi Reporter
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6 Sep 2017
11:00 am

Road traffic management calls for harsh sentence for Jele

Phakaaathi Reporter

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) wants Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele to face a harsh sentence in his reckless driving case.

Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Jele was caught driving at 223km/h on Monday. He appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

“The speed that he was travelling at was excessive and he was reckless and irresponsible for doing so. Notwithstanding his apology, there must be consequences for that kind of behaviour. So, if we don’t hold him accountable, others might think they can easily get away with this kind of behaviour,” Simon Zwane of The Road Traffic Management Corporation told EWN.

Jele allegedly lied about being in a rush to visit his sick child.

He is due back in court next month on speeding and reckless and negligent driving charges.