Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that the suspected drunk driver who ploughed into two Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD) officers at a roadblock says he had been on medication and had taken alcohol on the night of the incident.  

Albert Pretorius of Paulshof told the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in his affidavit on Thursday that he had consumed three drinks and had been on prescribed medication when the incident took place last week.  The two female JMPD officers‚ Winnie Mokgolo and Sophie Ngoasheng‚ were fatally injured on the evening when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the roadblock mounted by the JMPD along Witkoppen Road near Montecasino.  Pretorius is facing two counts of culpable homicide and one of driving under the influence of alcohol.  Magistrate Renier Boshoff postponed the bail application to Friday for the state to take pictures of the scene so he could ascertain the visibility of the officers.  Prosecutor Godfrey Maphiri opposed bail.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page