Mashego fined R10,000 for speeding
A REMORSEFUL Moroka Swallows and former Bafana Bafana striker Katlego Mashego was fined R10,000 in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court for speeding.
Mashego had been caught driving at 171kmh in his silver Jeep near the Olifantsfontein off-ramp on the R21 on Saturday. He was later released on R1,500 police bail.
He pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court not to suspend or scrap his driver's licence.
Mashego told the court he was a first-time offender, had a four-year-old son, travelled to work and would not be able to pay a chauffeur with his salary of R50,000 a month.
He was fined R10,000 or 12 months' imprisonment, R5,000 of which was suspended for five years.
Tim Sukazi, Mashego's agent, said the striker was remorseful.
"He pleaded guilty, clearly showing he is remorseful. It was unfortunate that he got himself in this situation. He will make a special effort to be an ambassador in road safety initiatives as part of his contribution to society."