N2 speed record breaker busted

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ROAD Traffic Inspectorate Park Rynie sent out an unofficial warning to road users and it seems some road users didn’t get the memo.

A 28-year-old man,  Sithembiso Xolani Ntombela, an engineer by profession and who lies in Umtentweni, was arrested at the scene was caught breaking the speeding record on the N2 near Ifafa on Friday, December 16.

Road Traffic Inspectorate Chief Provincial Inspector Aboo Aboobaker said that the man was trapped shortly after 9am that morning travelling at a speed of 223km/h.

The driver was arrested immediately and appeared in the Hibberdene Magistrate’s Court where his licence was suspended for a period of 12months. He was also fined R40 000 by the court.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation had on Tuesday condemned in ‘the strongest possible terms’ as well as criticise Sthembiso Xolani Ntombela for ‘failing to be a good role model in his community’.

While we accept the R40,000 fine imposed on Mr Sthembiso Xolani Ntombela, we feel that the suspension of his driver’s licence was lenient, – Simon Zwane.

He added that Ntombela’s license should have been cancelled to show that ‘the flagrant disregard for the law will not be tolerated’.

Zwane said Ntombela, who resides in Umtentweni, fits the profile of the people ‘who are causing mayhem on the roads and dying at a very young age’.


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Juan Venter

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