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Soccer star pays heavy fine

2011-07-13 09:12

Johannesburg - Jeffery Ntuka, the Supersport United player who was caught speeding on Sunday, pleaded guilty in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court, reports the Sowetan.

Ntuka paid a R4 000 admission-of-guilt fine on Monday.

The 26-year-old defender was caught speeding at 188kmh on the N1.

According to Gauteng traffic police Ntuka was arrested near Vanderbijlpark and released on R1 000 bail the same day.

Ntuka has played for the national Under-23 side and Bafana Bafana.

He was previously captain of the Under-23 team. He rose to fame when he was spotted playing for the Transnet School of Excellence in the yearly Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in 2002.

He was signed by Chelsea and was loaned to KVC Westerlo in Belgium. He later returned home and joined Kaizer Chiefs.

In 2009 there were reports that Ntuka was battling alcohol abuse. It was reported that he missed training several times while at Chiefs due to partying. He played only for 18 months for Amakhosi before being released by the club.

Ntuka was signed by SuperSport United after he joined the Pretoria team last season.

Sport24

Comments
  • Uneducated - 2011-07-13 10:07

    What's heavy fine......way to low .Because he is a soccer star he gets treated differently than us.188 IS 68 KM more and should have been more of a R10 000.00 fine.

      Tolerant - 2011-07-13 10:16

      I agree, some polititian or 2 has paid R20 000 - R25 000 for a similar fine. This is not a heavy fine.

      Michael - 2011-07-13 10:49

      @Tolerant-I've just read about a politician who only got away with a warning after having done 189kph, scot-free! R4,000 is also getting away scot-free,what does "heavy-fine" mean really? To be honest really you don't have to be drunk or very brave to do 150 or 160, cars manufactured lately are so fast you get to 110kph very quickly. The speed does not cause accidents,negligence that does.In fact some drunk drivers are far safer than some sober negligent people. I don't condone drinking and driving but i just needed to say this. Cheers.

  • Niekie - 2011-07-13 10:50

    They missed a wonderfull oppertunity here! Celebs should also be forced to do some community work as part of the sentence. He should go to schools in his free time and tell the kids that this behavior is wrong! The kids see theit idols do there stupid things and then try to be like that.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-07-13 12:34

    Idiot, could have killed someone, they should make him cut off his dreds

  • Bra Pat - 2011-07-14 15:45

    Whats the difference between this idiot and Jub jub

  • Jan - 2011-07-14 18:54

    sorry Jeffrey is part of life we all facing that life tiger dont cry

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