RTMC wants harsh sentence for speedster Happy Jele

Footballer Happy Jele appeared in the Randburg magistrates court on Tuesday after he was caught driving at 223km/h on Monday.

FILE: Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is calling for footballer Happy Jele to face the harshest sentence in his reckless driving case.

Jele appeared in the Randburg magistrates court on Tuesday after he was caught driving at 223km/h on Monday.

He allegedly lied about being in a rush to visit his sick child.

Jele is due back in court next month on speeding and reckless and negligent driving charges.

The RTMC’s Simon Zwane says they want him to face the full might of the law.

“The speed that he was travelling at was excessive and he was reckless and irresponsible for doing so. Notwithstanding his apology, there must be consequences for that kind of behaviour. So, if we don’t hold him accountable, others might think they can easily get away with this kind of behaviour.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)