Student From Port Elizabeth Arrested For Negligent And Reckless Driving In Rented Car. The student was charged for negligent and reckless driving.
Melusi Magwenyane, a student from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, was set to appear in court on Wednesday. The student was charged for negligent and reckless driving. The student was apprehended on Tuesday after the video recording made rounds on the internet.
The 25-year-old student was going against many road safety laws on Sunday when he was spinning the vehicle. Political Party, the Democratic Alliance, opened a file against the learner on Monday. John Best, the Democratic Alliance’s spokesperson for safety and security at the Nelson Mandela Bay, says, “When I saw the video I was furious! Less than 18 months ago two people were killed on that exact spot because of driving under the influence.”
The spokesperson says the man put his life and the lives of others in danger with the stunt that he just did. “Not only did the driver place his own life at risk while performing these foolish ‘stunts’, he also placed the lives of innocent bystanders at risk as well. We did a little investigating and realised that the car was a rented vehicle and so we contacted the company who swiftly tracked the vehicle down,” says John Best. The car was rented by the driver’s friend, who supposedly took the keys away from him while they were drinking.
by Alexandra Ramaite