Ex-SA Idol arrested in Cape Town

2012-07-08 11:04
Cape Town – The 2005 Idols winner Karin Kortje has been arrested for drunken driving in Cape Town.

Eyewitness News
reported that the singer was arrested at a roadblock in Kuilsriver.

This reportedly took place during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 32-year-old SA celebrity has been open about her problems with drugs and alcohol and has struggled to make it in the music industry since winning Idols.

She has been released on bail.


  • desmond.worley - 2012-07-08 12:16

    Only shows you that nobody is perfect and y always turn to drugs when your life faLl apart(stupid)

      clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-10 14:38

      Oh yes, because you have only made smart choices right? Don't call someone stupid if you have no idea what's going on in their life.

      freddie.miff - 2012-07-10 15:45

      She is not an idol, she is not even a has been, she is nothing. What hit song has she ever released, how many awards and gold discs has she been awarded? Nada, zip, nothing.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-07-10 16:00

      @ freddie - agreed. Idols is a joke.

  • fdalana - 2012-07-08 12:22

    she'll be fine as long as she sticks to her 'winning' mentality.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-07-08 12:52

    Not her first time...

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-08 14:17

    Just because she is having a hard time in the music industry is no reason to drink and drive

      clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-10 14:39

      I can agree with that. No matter what's going on in your life, getting behind the wheel of a car drunk is a bad idea.

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-07-08 14:31

    Hope she gets what she deserves. A long time in the tjoekie or a massive fine.

  • strauss.steven - 2012-07-08 14:34

    die dinge gebeur- dronk bestuur kan twee glase wyn ook beteken, hoekom sit hulle nie soveel effort in om plaasmoorde en gang related moorde te stop nie??

      james.hunt.161214 - 2012-07-08 15:06

      Yep, something seems out of kilter - either the SAPS are focusing in the wrong area or the reporting of actual events is a bit skew. I recon the last one is closer to the truth.

  • robin.p.pieters - 2012-07-08 14:44

    Well all of us have our personal and private space and although she's a celebrity doesn't mean all of use need to crit her.She's also a human being and all of us drink and have nice times nw evryone wna judge karin.We all have our fun times and one should remember what good Karin do for the communities and just not highlight the negatives.

      DraganTrenk - 2012-07-08 18:11

      What that has to do with a frogs crossing the road on West Rand?

  • James - 2012-07-08 15:03

    If you do the crime, you should do the time. But, be careful if you live in a glass house, not to throw stones. This girl has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Should the Idols sponsors not take some responsibility? She was selected and I am sure the organisers were aware of her situation which has obviously been exacerbated by the pressures of being an"Idols Winner". Someone should take time to assist the girl in kicking the habit. Whether this is really news or newsworthy is a debatable question. Seems thre is not much else happening in SA??

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-07-08 15:13

    Fing celebs

  • hans.himmler.7 - 2012-07-08 17:49

    What BS. Our road safety standards is so skewed, and enforcement thereof so corrupt. While driving under the influence is not acceptable, authorities should rather focus on unroadworthy vehicles and the conditions of the road, instead of preying on legal drivers, with roadworthy vehicles. Specifically trucks, buses and taxis and their drivers must be focused on, as they are 90% the cause of 100% accidents in this country. Wake up you traffic department morons.

      DraganTrenk - 2012-07-08 18:15

      WTF logic you apply? Lock up anybody that drives under influenze.I do not want drunk MORONS on the road!!!Viva Metro Police!!!

      DraganTrenk - 2012-07-08 23:12

      Exactly,Himmler.Even your choice of alias (Himmler) is so indicative and disgraceful.

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-07-09 09:23

      Whatever Pokemon.

  • joe.smit.547 - 2012-07-09 03:24

    Extremely boring! Who cares?

      Deon - 2012-07-09 08:38

      Some people like to laugh at celebs that falls from grace.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-07-10 16:02

      "Celebs"? Falls "from Grace"? really?

  • erich.goosen - 2012-07-09 08:36

    I think as an ex packer she consumed too much apple cider.

  • ian.fisher.904 - 2012-07-09 09:03

    Let those who have never driven drunk before cast the first stone...

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-07-09 09:07

    Shes a disgrace to Idols.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-07-10 16:02

      Idols is a disgrace all on its own.

  • grant.logan.94 - 2012-07-09 09:23

    So for those judging here remember to put away your phones especially your boring Black Berrys when driving. Its not different to being under the influence.

  • jwdupreez - 2012-07-09 11:38

    There......but for the grace of God...goes I

  • Lindie - 2012-07-09 12:19

    Sy bly ook net in die moeilikheid!! Maar ek stem saam. Hoekom dit nou op die nuus sit?? Daar is 'n man en vrou in Kuruman op geskiet en die man is dood, maar dis nie eens op die nuus nie???

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-09 13:18

    Actually although she had a nice voice she never was an idol and should not have been picked. She was not the type young people would rave after and I thought this was the idea of the show. To be an idol you have to portray the part. She was more like a good club singer, nothing more. If I remember correctly, the guy she pipped at the time would have been a much much better choice.

  • Katoolsie - 2012-07-09 13:47

    The only ex-idol winner that I consider a "Idol" is the first one, Heinz Winckler. Where are the rest? They just make one CD and disappear

      clayton.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-10 14:42

      He is the only one who did something with his idols win. The rest just kind of waited for everything to happen instead of working hard at it. Idols is a great way to get famous but you have to work on staying famous.

      JManAtheoi - 2012-07-10 16:03

      "who did something with his idols win"... singing at the "Vleis Fees" in Outjo,Namibia is "doing something"?

  • jordache.ramjith - 2012-07-09 14:05

    LOL :-) Not to say I agree with driving under the influence BUT I have done so myself. You don't have to be "dik gesuip" to be over the legal limit. She probably just had A drink. People --- I think your expectations are a little too high or your lives really have nothing meaningful going on. I'm a University Lecturer. Does that mean I'm not allowed to make a few mistakes in my life either? Leave the judging to God and the Devil - Randal. Your "IDOL" minds needs to move on people, pun intended.

      sly.skipper - 2012-07-09 15:07

      Well said Jordache. Well said.

  • betsy.dorris - 2012-07-10 10:10

    Please, how sad that she is even referred to as a "celeb". Dress a pig in fine clothing but it still stays a pig. We can do better.

  • ilana.adonis - 2012-07-10 11:05

    Ai, Karin Caughtjie. Jokes aside...She is not the first person, nor will she be the last to be caught driving over the legal limit. The five sentences written could have been put to better use!

  • freddie.miff - 2012-07-10 15:45

    She is not an idol, she is not even a has been, she is nothing. What hit song has she ever released, how many awards and gold discs has she been awarded? Nada, zip, nothing.

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