Steve Hofmeyr fined R10 000 for speeding

2014-01-23 12:00
Johannesburg - Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was fined R10 000 in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of reckless and negligent driving and exceeding the general speed limit, Beeld reported.

Hofmeyr was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit on the night of 19 December, and was released on bail of R500.

At the time, Gauteng traffic police spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo said Hofmeyr was caught driving at 169km/h in an 80km/h zone.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page a day after his arrest, Hofmeyr said it was irresponsible to speed.

According to judge Elsie Schnetler, Hofmeyr showed remorse for his actions and she appreciated the way in which he handled the case. The singer's driving license was not suspended.

- Sapa/Beeld

Comments

  • Zoolie - 2014-01-23 12:06

    nou waneer hoor ons van Golden Boy Julius!!! What about his SARS fine???

      Pieter Pretorius - 2014-02-28 14:53

      so vandag (2014/02/28) hoor ons toe van julius...."not guilty"

  • carmen.tatumm - 2014-01-23 12:11

    We'll atleast one case finish! When is it juju's turn?

  • Mike Nolan - 2014-01-23 12:14

    reckless and negligent driving? That's a criminal record right there!

      Enoch Zantsi - 2014-01-23 17:51

      Yes, it is a criminal record. This didn't go on trial, the charges weren't withdrawn, the bail was already paid, so this can only be an admission of guilt fine. It attracts a criminal record.

  • David Van Schalkwyk - 2014-01-23 12:21

    Nice to see old Steve paying his fine... I think I must go work for EFF coz you get off paying for speeding like Fat Boy did...

  • Joel K Tarus - 2014-01-23 12:26

    Commander in chief is next atleast he now knows how much to pay

      Jason Marshall - 2014-01-23 16:53

      The difference here is that Steve pays his own fine...

  • Rty Rty - 2014-01-23 12:29

    This is not a deterrent…..his licence should have been suspended for at least 6 months… These speeders and above the law operators always get away with things like this - what is R10K for him - NOTHING!!

      Frank Coetzee - 2014-01-23 13:17

      You are right. Like Zuma and cronies that always get away with far, far worse CRIMES. I will appoint you as law operator so that we can see whether you put booooo into jail or demanding a bribe.

  • Michael Freeman - 2014-01-23 12:46

    Any bets Malema gets off free?

      werner.roodt - 2014-01-23 13:09

      No Malema will get fined more, then pay it with the EFF membership fees writing it off as a business expense, then let his people sing a song about kill the Steve, then when stuff goes haywire claim he never knew anything about it because he was trying to study for her his matric rewrites on common sense

      Rocky Bell - 2014-01-23 19:19

      No bets from me........he'll get away with "blame it on apartheid". This bloody white agents known as Henry Ford and Karl Benz are responsible for this "despicable" act.

  • Thobani Tabata - 2014-01-23 12:56

    Ow My God, I will always Love this man. I'm sure other celebs must have learnt something here. Nie noog nie My Groot Bro'. Sharp Sharp.

  • Deon Botha - 2014-01-23 13:00

    The governments war on speed is misguided and only good for revenue generation and useless for road safety.

  • Sienie Malan - 2014-01-23 13:04

    What he did was wrong but at least he admitted his wrong doing did Julius do the same and what did he pay? Or is it as uaual he gets either scott free or only a small amount

  • Mathabo Setlawane - 2014-01-23 13:32

    @deon, are u pleading ignorance right now

  • Carla Smith - 2014-01-23 15:12

    Why does he still have a license? 169km/h in an 80 zone should be at least a suspended license if not a revoked one.

  • Harald Spiwak - 2014-01-23 15:17

    Money means nothing - would have been different if somebody got killed (Jub Jub). Suspend his licence for a year or two - who cares if he makes his living from performing & being on the road: I'm sure he could afford a chauffeur?

      Rocky Bell - 2014-01-23 19:38

      Harald........you are actually 100% correct. Maybe Steve has learned a lesson and would be very careful NOT to exceed the speed limit again. I doubt whether the other lot who speeded, will have remorse. That is the difference: "I'm guilty, I apologise" "FU, bloody agents, blame it on apartheid".

  • Yolandi Nickolette Roelofse - 2014-01-23 15:34

    I say let the money go to a Charity of his choice instead of the greedy government!

  • Yolandé Bester - 2014-01-23 15:39

    Perfect, if it's about what he can afford- malema should pay 10mil!! Case closed!

  • Richard Zanner - 2014-01-23 16:49

    Please get it right. It was not a judge but a Magistrate.

  • Felix Rouge - 2014-01-23 19:03

    He should be fined R10k every time he sings or claims to represent Afrikaners.

      Daleen Slabbert - 2014-01-24 08:58

      Each to his own. He's making money giving a lot of ladies what they want!

      James Livingstone - 2015-01-21 07:46

      Met him many years ago, was unimpressed by him. Even less impressed these days.

  • David Mathe - 2014-01-23 21:07

    This story and comments makes me laugh. South Africans are really humorous. LOL.

  • Kurt Ellis - 2014-01-24 10:53

    Does he have a criminal record for this now? in 2008, I was arrested for going 92 km in a 60 km. It was 1 am, I was sober, had a seat belt on and such. Police wanted a bribe, and like the idiot 23 year old I was, I refused. Got carted off and kept in a holding cell for the weekend. Appeared in court, told the judge what happened, he didn't care. I plead guilty to speeding. Was fined R2500 and I now have got a criminal record. It has ruined my life. I am FAIS accredited, but because of this criminal record FOR SPEEDING, I am now longer considered fit and proper to work in a financial institution. Life was/is ruined. Where is the justice?

      Brenda Pretorius - 2014-01-24 12:05

      A similar "incident" happened to my husband. He was 2 weeks "late" renewing his fire arm license, went to court, paid admission of guilt fine, and now he has a criminal record against his name. This is insane!

  • Felix Rouge - 2014-01-24 11:15

    He should sing the song..."I'm to sexy for my shirt...to sexy for my shirt..." Then he can be fined the R10k and we can at the same time also laugh at him every time he opens his mouth.Of course, what he gives the ladies is his own private business and, in the French tradition, I will respect his privacy and not comment on his liaisons privées.

  • Vusi Sithole - 2014-01-24 15:07

    One good lesson: Dont drink and drive

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