The Road Traffic Management Corporation has strongly criticised a popular soccer administrator after he was allegedly caught speeding in Mpumalanga over the weekend.
The 68-year-old, who is linked to one of the country’s top teams, was arrested in Nelspruit when he was allegedly driving his Mercedes Benz AMG at 175 km per hour in a 120 km zone.
The alleged conduct of this senior official is completely unacceptable, particularly when considering the high number of soccer players who die on the roads every year.
Society expect high profile individuals to be exemplary and this includes respecting the rules of the road. South Africans are urged to stop making excuses and change their attitudes towards road safety to reduce road accidents during this festive season.
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The RTMC commends traffic officers for enforcing the law against this official without showing him any favor.
Traffic officers are called upon to be strict in enforcing road rules and accept no excuses from those who break the rules irrespective of their social status.
The soccer official has been released on bail and is expected to appear in court soon.