Ligwalagwa FM’s Buhle Ndlovu fined R3000 for driving 143km/h

She was arrested in April 2019 and her case was concluded last week.

The Barberton Magistrates Court last week Tuesday found Ligwalagwa FM presenter Buhle Ndlovu guilty of reckless driving after being caught driving 143km/h on the Barberton and Mbombela road. 

She was sentenced to 18 months in jail and given the option to pay a fine of R3000. 

Ndlovu chose to pay the R3000 and she should not be found driving recklessly again. 

Ndlovu was caught the road between Barberton and Mbombela in April this year driving 143km/h in a 100km/h zone. Her case was postponed to Tuesday (4 Jun) where she got sentenced. 

Mpumalanga department of safety and security spokesman Moeti Mmusi said reckless driving is one of the “major causes of road crashes in the province”. 

“The aftermath of these crashes is usually death and injury. What is sad though is that these offences are avoidable. Therefore, heftily punishing the offenders will greatly contribute towards reducing death and injury on the road,” Mmusi said. 

Reckless drivers “inflict pain and suffering on families who lose their loved ones and heads of households due to needless road crashes”. 

Another reckless driver, Wesley Ceroueira, a Mozambican national, was fined R10 000 by the same Barberton court for driving 144km/h on a 100km/h zone. He was arrested on 22 April 2019 driving on the same Barberton and Mbombela road. 

Ceroueira was travelling with children when cops pulled him over. 

Safety MEC Gabisile Shabalala said: “We must create an environment where motorists will fear to commit offences; in this way, we will have fewer crashes on our roads caused by human error”.

(edited by MLM) 

Send tip-offs to [email protected]