R40 000 FINE FOR 223KM/H SPEEDSTER ‘NOT ENOUGH’

“Our view is that the fine should have been accompanied by the cancellation of the licence to show that the flagrant disregard for the law will not be tolerated."

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“The Road Traffic Management Corporation has noted the heavy fine given to a KwaZulu Natal motorist but feels that more could have been done to punish this rogue behaviour,” said spokesman, Simon Zwane.

“Our view is that the fine should have been accompanied by the cancellation of the licence to show that the flagrant disregard for the law will not be tolerated.

Zwane said Ntombela, a 28-year-old engineer from Umtentweni, KwaZulu-Natal, who was caught driving a Mercedes Benz C63 at 223 km/h, fits the profile of the people “who are causing mayhem on the roads and dying at a very young age”.

“Ntombela’s conduct provides the most compelling reason why the Justice cluster should work with speed to re-classify such gross reckless and negligent behaviour and introduce a minimum sentence as punishment for such conduct,” said Zwane.

“We condemn it in the strongest possible terms and criticise Ntombela for failing to be a good role model in his community.”

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