JMPD officer killed in ‘drunk driving incident’, DA to petition for harsher sentences

JMPD officer killed in ‘drunk driving incident’, DA to petition for harsher sentences

2/18/2020

JMPD officer killed in ‘drunk driving incident’, DA to petition for harsher sentences

'We can't lose more lives in the name of drunk driving,' former Joburg MMC for safety Michael Sun said.

News24 Wire Picture: Thinkstock ‘We can’t lose more lives in the name of drunk driving,’ former Joburg MMC for safety Michael Sun said. The death of another Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer, allegedly at the hands of a drunk driver, has sparked the DA’s bid to petition parliament to amend laws for stricter and heftier sentences against those driving under the influence. Former DA MMC for safety Michael Sun was up in arms after an on-duty JMPD officer was killed after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. The officer was conducting a routine roadside check at around 15.55pm on Saturday along Vincent Road between Shinkova and Nyenga streets in Meadowlands, Soweto. Sun said the officer involved had just finished checking a vehicle when a silver Honda Ballade approached the checkpoint without stopping. The Honda crashed into the JMPD officer, killing him instantly. Sun said the driver of the silver Honda was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested on the scene and detained at Meadowlands police station for further investigations. Less than a month ago, convicted drunk driver Albert Pretorius was let off the hook by the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court when he was given a suspended sentence for killing JMPD officers Winnie Mokgolo, 35, and Sophie Ngoasheng, 45, Sun said. “Pretorius was drunk at the time of the incident when he crashed into the two JMPD officers in his Toyota Hilux bakkie at a roadblock near Montecasino on January 29, 2018. “He not only got a suspended sentence without having to spend a day in jail, but also got to keep his driving licence. We are devastated to hear of another death also caused by an alleged drunk driver on our roads. The DA sends its deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the fallen JMPD officer. “The country’s law is far too lenient on reckless and drunk drivers. The slap-on-the-wrist sentence passed down by the judiciary against Pretorius has set a bad precedent. “I will be launching an online petition to parliament to ensure that the country’s laws are amended for stricter and heftier sentences. We can’t lose more lives in the name of drunk driving,” Sun said. For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for Read more: The Citizen News

Abramjee You will never hear anything from human rights commission, wasn't JMPD office a human being, let it be illegal foreigners nywere nywere left and right, mother f*K

LISTEN: Leaked audio of Joburg MMC ordering removal of JMPD chiefJoburg MMC for public safety Mally Mokoena orders her head of department, William Mazibuko, to immediately place JMPD chief David Tembe on suspension. Hayi he was appointed by the DA he must follow Mashaba his leader and the Corona man Son CADRE DEPLOYMENT, the one replacing you will provide a window for the appointer to go smooth on illegal acts Dont you get it brother? Where is the Minister to comment? Julius_S_Malema You remove this guy and you will see crime levels in joburg cbd will escalate to a level where you see a guy get shot and die like a rat right in front of other people and nothing will be like mexico when it comes to drugs.

'Drunk driver' arrested after metro cop killed at Soweto roadblockA Johannesburg metro police officer was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him on Saturday. I blame ANC

'Drunk driver' arrested after metro cop killed at Soweto roadblockA Johannesburg metro police officer was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him on Saturday. Bathong did I just see 6 years 😥 He will be given a suspended sentence mxm Well, life works in proper balances. In Langloop, Mpumalanga, cops killed a civilian during protests for water, and in Jozi a civilian kills a cop. Now, we're square.

'Drunk driver' arrested after metro cop killed at Soweto roadblockA Johannesburg metro police officer was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him on Saturday. Bathong did I just see 6 years 😥 He will be given a suspended sentence mxm Well, life works in proper balances. In Langloop, Mpumalanga, cops killed a civilian during protests for water, and in Jozi a civilian kills a cop. Now, we're square.

'Drunk driver' arrested after metro cop killed at Soweto roadblockA Johannesburg metro police officer was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him on Saturday. I blame ANC

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