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Police still to quiz 'on the run' DJ Sbu

By unknown | Mar 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Getrude Makhafola

Getrude Makhafola

Police are still to question popular YFM presenter DJ Sbu following an accident which left three security guards injured at the weekend.

DJ Sbu, real name Sbu Leope, faces reckless and negligent driving charges after he reportedly crashed into a stationary security company vehicle in Sandton on Saturday morning.

The man who also masquerades as Mzekezeke was driving a VW Polo which overturned after crashing into the ADT security vehicle. Witnesses helped him to get his car back on its wheels.

He was reported to have left the accident scene, taking with him a witness's cellphone he had borrowed to make a phone call. One of the passengers in the other vehicle was slightly injured and taken to hospital.

Yesterday Superintendent Thembi Nkwashu declined to reveal developments on the case.

"We are being cautious to avoid jeopardising the case. What we have is what witnesses interviewed at the scene said, we do not know yet if it was Sbu driving that Polo," she said.

She would not say if Leope has been contacted by the police. A source at the Sandton police station told Sowetan that no detective has been allocated the case yet.

"The case is on standby as it happened over the weekend. A detective will only be allocated on Monday to investigate," the source said.

In 2007 Leope was caught cruising at 257km/h on the N1 highway near the Grasmere toll plaza in his sponsored Audi TT roadster.

He pleaded guilty to reckless and negligent driving and was sentenced to nine months in prison suspended for three years. He paid a R7000 fine instead.

Leope is not the only celebrity to have found himself in hot water over traffic offences. Last year, former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star, Theophilus "Doctor" Khumalo's black BMW collided with a taxi on the N1 highway.

All the taxi passengers - including a pregnant woman - were seriously injured. The driver escaped with minor injuries.

In 2007, kwaito star Mandoza was involved in an accident on 14th Avenue, Roodepoort, in which two people died.

He was found guilty and sentenced to three years and nine months, suspended for five years. He was also ordered to reimburse the families of the deceased for funeral costs.

Proteas cricketer Herschelle Gibbs was also arrested for drunken driving in Cape Town. His case is still pending.

Attempts to get comment from Leope yesterday drew a blank as his cellphones were all switched off.


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