Bafana star's case dropped

2010-12-21 09:53

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana and Sundowns midfielder Surprise Moriri had a narrow escape when a negligent driving case against him was struck off the roll on Monday, reports the Sowetan.

Moriri, 30, sat outside Court 3 at the Randburg magistrate's court flanked by his lawyers, only to be told that he was a free man.

He did not even get to stand in the dock.

A source told Sowetan that the matter was struck off because police who arrested him on Sunday night had failed to include required documents in the docket.

Sundowns spokesperson Alex Shakoane confirmed that Moriri had been arrested and went to court and that "the matter was struck off the roll for reasons known to the investigators".

"We do not condone at all this kind of behaviour. Players need to know that they are role models and need to respect traffic laws, " Shakoane said.

"However, I know Surprise as a respectable boy. If he did this, something might have happened to push him.

"I'm happy that this is all over and he can now focus on his soccer career."

Moriri won the PSL Player of the Season in 2005 and is one of the longest serving players and top goal scorers for Sundowns. Contacted for comment, Moriri said: "Are you aware you are speaking to Surprise," before dropping the phone.


  • Ockert - 2010-12-21 10:13

    More shoddy Police work, unreal, but with further investigation and also including the right documents they should still be able to persue the case against the perpetrator --- "The Role Model" with a major attitude.

      KissTheBoer - 2010-12-21 10:27

      They also have to open a case for kallis reckless driving this morning

      Ockert - 2010-12-21 11:25

      Kallis will probably also get off Scott Free --- as he is also a role model ?, its ok to get stoned out of your mind as long as you are a role model ---- another police screw up.

      Ockert - 2010-12-21 11:29

      All non-role models get taken the slammer, and meet up with those guys of the advert--- but the role models and connected judges --- get off !!!

      IceBlaster - 2010-12-21 12:24

      @Ockert and KissTheBoer. Kallis will get off free because he had an ACCIDENT which is not ILLEGAL.

      Sedick - 2010-12-21 13:35

      @IceBlaster. ya right, and he was not drunk. After all, his agent said so! There is also a case of reckless driving. It was not raining, and you don't just crash into a gate for no reason. Moral of the story.....if famous/connected, u r above the law.

      pointblankza - 2010-12-21 14:29

      @Sedick, and you know Kallis was drunk because you were there right?

  • marcell.viljoen - 2010-12-21 10:23

    Well, that is no " Surprise " he got of clean.......

  • spinprint1 - 2010-12-21 12:24

    Typical of the police in this banana republic. They want us to suport the police, they can kiss my arse.

      pointblankza - 2010-12-21 14:30

      With your spelling you should not even be behind a wheel. Maybe you paid for your license.

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