Romanz singer arrested for speeding

2012-07-01 17:54
Johannesburg - A singer from Afrikaans group Romanz was arrested for speeding while on his way to a performance, the Gauteng traffic police's high speed unit says.

Spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalu said: "A singer who forms part of the well known band, Romanz, was nabbed for speeding on Saturday whilst on his way to perform with his group at a wedding in Worcester.

"He was caught at 06:39 on the R21 near the Olifantsfontein offramp near Midrand doing 189km/h when a member of the Gauteng traffic police's high speed unit measured his speed with the moving violation recorder.

"He claimed that he was late for his flight at OR Tambo," she said.

The musician was taken to the Olifantsfontein police station where he was formally charged with reckless and negligent driving.

He was released on R1 000 bail and would appear in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court in a few days.


  • Squeegee - 2012-07-01 18:30

    Same speed limit for everyone! OOPS, sorry, I forgot about the blue light brigade.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-07-01 18:39

    ...and this is news because...?

  • Nerina Truter Smith - 2012-07-01 20:49

    i agree with Johan de Beer What's news about it.... it happen everywhere, but just because its a celeb it suddenly becomes newsworthy.

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-07-01 23:05

      Celeb? in Pofadder.

  • nelbj - 2012-07-01 23:25

    We he did not lie about the wedding, although he or the reporter got the town wrong... it was near in the Paarl not Worcester. I happened to be at the wedding and only three of the members sang in the church. They did a very good job of it, if I might say. Nobody mentioned why the fourth member was missing and I did not ask. Later the afternoon at the reception we noticed that they were four! We the wondered why the fourth member did not sing in church and I joked with my wife that maybe he was a heathen and did not like singing christian songs :-) I suppose he got a later flight. I must commend them for managing to do justice to the saying: "The show must go on" so well. It was the most glamorous wedding I have ever been at and everything was perfectly organised, it would have been a bit of a mess of all of them had been in the same vehicle.

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