Soccer star caught speeding

2011-12-29 13:36

Johannesburg - Platinum Stars midfielder Joseph Molangoane has found himself under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after he was arrested for speeding this week.

The 23-year-old, affectionately known as 'Tight', was caught travelling at 214 km/h in a 60 km/h zone and was nabbed by police officers on the N1 south between Kranskop and Mantsole at around 08:50 on Tuesday.

He was then taken to the nearby police station in Bela-Bela where he was later released on R2 000 bail, and he will appear before the Magistrates' Court when his case resumes on January 10.

Molangoane has been in impressive form for Dikwena in the first half of the 2011/12 PSL season and is reportedly being monitored by Premiership giants Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Stars team manager Obed Legobathe refused to comment on the situation, claiming the matter was out of the club's hands.


  • therealunskinny - 2011-12-29 13:51

    Example time.

  • Grey - 2011-12-29 13:54

    Speeding is any movement apart from standing, 60km/h is speeding, so you were supposed to say he was over speeding at 214km/h please.

      rvbrink - 2011-12-29 14:03

      You want to get too technical. Speeding also implies moving at a speed in excess of the set limit on a road.

      PyroSA - 2011-12-29 16:36

      If you write articles, they are sure to be as dry and tasteless as your little suggestion. Speeding with reference to motorists is commonly used in this way. If he was not at an excess speed, why reference the 'speed'? You might then rather have said 'Soccer star caught driving'

  • musadhlamini - 2011-12-29 14:25

    psl have to keep our teams playing during festive seasons like in England to avoid such instances.

      Cyrus - 2011-12-29 20:03

      Thats why England sucks in international competitions. Player fatigue during off season.

  • Michael - 2011-12-29 15:34

    This happened in a 60 km/h zone. How can he be released on a R2 000 bail as the law says doing 90 in a 60 zone is jail time?

      PyroSA - 2011-12-29 16:32

      How much of a flight risk is he? A soccer star can't exactly dissapear from the public spotlight and live a life comparable to what he currently has. He is quite likely to appear and pay the fine assigned to him no matter how high. Jail time seems unlikely, even though he was WELL in excess of the speed limit.

      tony.kirby1 - 2011-12-29 16:35

      Mike it might have something to do with having the right people in the right place at the time. Its who u are and who u know.

  • Dianne - 2011-12-29 17:28

    Was he the same guy in a black golf who wove in and out of the traffic on N1 in Midrand on 27th who wasn't caught by the most astonishing number of cops manning the highway?

  • gerald.winkel - 2011-12-29 18:13

    We in South Africa "All" know what the term speeiding means. Driving faster than what the legal limit shown on the road sign boards. Be it in built up areas, main roads, highways or arterial roads, as well as construction Max. "speed" sign boards. These speeding laws are for the safety of all road users and all, non-South Africans, be it every culture creed or leligion. The bottom line, obey the rules and do not be corrupt.

  • Ben - 2011-12-29 19:45

    Boring story

  • Mmaki - 2011-12-30 02:14

    What a rush for Molongoana!

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